.. Kumbh Mela..

India
February 18, 2013 10:24pm CST
Hey guys, i would like every one out here to know about Kumbh Mela, a sacred fair that is held every 12 years in India. Such is the sacredness of this fair that people from around the world come to the 4 places where this fair is held only, namely Haridwar, Allahabad, Nasik and Ujjain. This time around it is at Allahabad and it is believed that taking a dip in the river at the fair is considered very very pious and religious. I had the opportunity to visit this fair with my parents for the first time. my parents had already taken a dip before this. I was scared to take a dip initially but then i did not think anything and took a dip and i felt very lucky that i was a part of this fair. Nearly 4 crore people had come that day to take this dip. We took a boat and reached the confluence or Sangam of river Ganges and took a dip and returned immediately to our rooms. It was a very religious moment that i wont forget ever in my whole life. In fact many famous Hollywood celebrities had visited this fair this year also. what are your thoughts on this guys? Have u ever heard about this fair? Have u ever take a dip in Ganges? Please do share your thoughts!
2 responses
• Philippines
19 Feb 13
I am a catholic but I hate fanatic what you did is good for you you must learn to go along with the tide. Nothing is lost in you by doing so, in fact it was a nice experienced Nothing wrong with any religions. All religions are teaching good values so we must respect them
• India
20 Feb 13
Thanks a ton for sharing your valuable response. Yes u are absolutely right we should at least respect other religious if not follow them because there are certain things that we do not know and they are interesting to know them as well. anyways it was indeed a great experience for me especially i feel lucky to have experienced this at such a young age. What say?
@SHAMRACK (8384)
• India
19 Feb 13
Dear friend, I am from Kochi, my neighbors too had gone for this mela. Just after they came to their hotel room, they heard the news of disastrous incident occurred there. I had never been to Ganga, may one day have to take a dip there if God permits. Moreover it is know that Kumba Mela is one of world crowd pulling festival. Thanks for sharing....
• India
20 Feb 13
Thanks a ton for sharing your valuable response. Well yes the disastrous incident happened when we were there at the station but still this was supposed to happen since the crowd went berserk at the station. anyways as u said that it is one of world's most crowd pulling festival and i was amazed to see so much crowd that took me by surprise. This is the pride of India. What say?