Kumbh Mela 2019

Prayagraj Kumbh Mela 2019 Event Dates:

Date-2019 Day Event
15th January 2019 Tuesday Makar Sankranti First Shahi Snan
21st January 2019 Monday Paush Purnima
4th February 2019 Monday Mauni amavasya Second Shahi Snan
10th February 2019 Sunday Basant Panchami third  Shahi Snan
19th February 2019 Tuesday Maghi Purnima

Samudra Manthan

A fascinating Vedic Epic

Legend tells a tale from the bygone days of the universe when the demigods and the demons conjointly produced the nectar of immortality. The demigods, because cursed, were crippled of fear that eventually made them weak. The task being too sturdy for them alone, the demigods made a mutual agreement with the demons to complete it in full and share the nectar of immortality in half. It is said that the demigods and the demons assembled on the shore of the milk ocean that lies in the celestial region of the cosmos.

Finally, many hurdles and 1000 years later, Dhanwantari appeared with the Kumbh (pot) of immortal nectar in his hands. The demigods, being fearful of the demons’ ill intent, forcibly seized the pot and eloped.

Demons, after learning that their part of the agreement has not been kept, went after the demigods and for 12 days and 12 nights, the chase continued. Wherever the demigods went with the pot of nectar, fierce fighting ensued. It is believed that during this chase, a few drops from the Kumbh fell at four places – Prayagraj (earlier Allahabad), Haridwar, Ujjain, and Nasik.

Ever since the four holy cities are believed to have acquired mystical powers. Because 12 days of Gods are equivalent to 12 years for humans; the Kumbh Mela is celebrated once every 12 years in each of the four places.

The Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj is deemed to be the most auspicious as it is celebrated on the banks of the meeting point (Sangam) of two holy rivers, the Ganges and the Yamuna. The Kumbh Mela would be celebrated from the 15th of January to the 4th of March, with a few dates in-between which are considered to be the Shahi Snan or the Royal Bathing dates.

Samudra Manthan

Tirth Purohit (Prayagwal)

Prayagwals share a very close relationship with historically celebrated Tirathraj Prayagraj. The name ‘Prayagwal’ refers to the original citizens of Prayagraj who continue to live here from many generations.

Pilgrims and devotees visiting the Kumbh Mela or Magh Mela are welcomed and settled in the Mela area by Prayagwals who perform various rituals of Kumbh for the pilgrims. Same has been described in ‘Matsya Purana’ and Prayagraj Mahatamya. As a practise, Tirth Purohit (priest) accompanies pilgrims visiting Prayagraj. The relationship between the devotee and the priest is of Guru and Shishya (student and teacher). Prayagwals, as religious gurus of the devotees are the only people allowed to collect donations from the pilgrims at the Triveni Sangam.

Prayagwals are Brahmin society which includes citizens of both Saryupari & Kanyakubj. The descendents of tirth purohit of Prayag who were chosen by Lord Ram as tirth purohit of his raghukul after his victory over Lanka in Treta yug are still living in Kavirapur, Battupur of District. Ayodhya.

Prayagwal’s are service provider in kumbh mela for all the devotees visiting kumbh. They provide free accomodation and perform rituals for devotees.

Our Team members are from Prayagwal family and still they serve devotees who observe kalpvash in kumbh mela.

Prayagwal Camp Location

Our site location is next to the Sadhu’s and Akhaada’s sites. You can see the Peshawari from your own tents and it is also located in close proximity of Kumbh Mela and Sangam of any other private accommodation provider. We have four different cottages available with us to make your visit extraordinary.

Free Accommodation in Kumbh Mela

Devotees visiting kumbh mela for shahi snan dates they can stay in camps setup by different religious organizations. We will share location and address of  our Tirth Purohit camp.

Amenities

  • Shared Toilets
  • Shared Bathroom (only for Females )
  • First aids

Private Accommodation

Devotees visiting kumbh mela for shahi snan dates they want private tents for their stay is available on the payment basis and you have to book in advance as number of tents are limited in kumbh mela aera.

This accommodation is paid because of extra Amenities/ services  provided by the management of camp site.

For booking please contact us.

  • Attached Western Washrooms with Washbasins
  • Comfortable beds with soft mattresses
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • 24×7 Water supply
  • Hot water on demand
  • Room heaters
  • Rest chairs

Tapasvi Ashram

Tapasvi Ashram is located at such a place where you get a direct view to Sangam. It provides you a mesmerizing experience of Indian culture, spirituality, Kumbh experience.

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