January 03 to Feb 26, 2007.
The pilgrimage occurs four
times every twelve years, once at each of the four locations. Each twelve-year
cycle includes the Maha (great) Kumbha Mela at Prayag, attended by millions
of people, making it the largest pilgrimage gathering around the world.
Bathing Dates for Allahabad Ardha Kumbh 2007
January 3rd 2007- Paush Purnima (Full Moon)
Last full moon of winter in the Hindu month of Paush.
January 14th 2007- Makar Sankranti
Makar Sankranti is the first day of the big bathing days.
|January 19th 2007- Mouni
Mauni Amavasya is the "New Moon of the Saints." It is the main bathing day for holy men where they participate in naked processions. On this day new members to various holy orders receive their first initiation.
January 23rd 2007- Vasant Panchami
It is the fifth day of the bright half of the lunar month and the beginning of spring season in North India. People pray for bumper harvest on this auspicious day.
February 2nd 2007- Magh Purnima
It is the full moon day in the month of Magha (January - February). It is the third day of the main bathing days.
February 15th - 16th 2007 - Mahashivratri
It is the day when Hindu
devotees all over India worship Shiva, one of the trinity of Gods. It is
the fourth day of the main bathing days
The Ardha Kumbha in the year 2007 will be held at Allahabad. We are providing brief information about how to reach Allahabad for the Ardha Kumbha Mela 2007. Allahabad (Prayag) is one of the most revered holy places for the Hindus. It is the place where the three great rivers- Ganga, Yamuna and the mythological Saraswati meet. The place where these three rivers meet is called as Sangam. Allahabad, being an important religious, educational and administrative center, is well connected to major cities of India by air, road and Rail.
How to Reach Allahabad by Air
Though Allahabad has a domestic airport but there are flights connecting only a few cities. The nearest airport from Allahabad is Varanasi, which is connected to most of the Metro cities in India, including New Delhi, the capital of India.
How to Reach Allahabad by Rail /Train
Being situated on the main line of the Indian railways, there are direct trains for Allahabad from most of the major Indian cities.
How to Reach Allahabad by Road
As Allahabad is located in
the heartland of the great Indian plains, the road density is quite high
in these parts. National Highways 2 and 27 pass through Allahabad. Here
is a distance chart giving distance between Allahabad and other cities
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