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Kumbh Mela 2021

Introduction Of Kumbh Mela 2021.

 Kumbha Mela, in Hindu, a religious festival that is celebrated four times over the course of 12 years, the site of the observance rotating between four pilgrimage places on four sacred rivers—at Haridwar on the Ganges River, at Ujjain on the Shipra, at Nashik on the Godawari, and at Prayag (modern Prayagraj) at the confluence of the Ganges, the Jamuna, and the mythical Sarasvati.

About Kumbh Mela.

Each site’s celebration is based on a distinct set of astrological positions of the Sun, the Moon, and Jupiter, the holiest time occurring at the exact moment when these positions are fully occupied. The Kumbh Mela at Prayag, in particular, attracts millions of pilgrims. In addition, a Great Kumbh Mela festival is held every 144 years at Prayag; the 2001 festival attracted some 60 million people.

The Kumbh Mela is held in Prayagraj (at the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati Rivers), Nasik (River Godavari), Ujjain (River Shipra) and Haridwar (River Ganga).

Why Kumbh Mela Celebrated?

A pot (Kumbh) containing Amrita was one of the creative product of the Samudra manthan legend in ancient Hindu texts.

It is believed, the nectar from the pot fell at four locations – Prayagraj, Ujjain, Haridwar, and Nasik during an epic battle between the gods and the demons. At these four places, Kumbh Mela takes place. The Hindu devotees throng these places with a belief that a dip in the waters of the sacred rivers will wash away all their sins.

What is Ardh Kumbh Mela?

The Ardh Kumbh Mela (Half Kumbh Mela) is held every 6 years in two different locations, Allahabad and Haridwar. Ardh means ‘half’ which is interpreted as the half of 12 years.

Kumbh Mela 2021

The Kumbh Mela was started in Haridwar on 14th January, while the first Shahi Snan will take place on 11th March. The last Shahi Snan will take place on 14th April, marking the end of the Haridwar Kumbh Mela.

What is the religious significance of Kumbh Mela for devotees of Hinduism?

Kumbh Mela – a dip in the waters is one of the key rituals.

The Hindu devotees believe that a visit to the auspicious Kumbh Mela and a dip in the river will cleanse them from all their sins.

What are the main attractions of Kumbh Mela?

Kumbh Mela at Haridwar.

The major attractions of the Kumbh Mela are a holy bath in the sacred river that is believed to cleanse one from all their sins; the sacred Aartis on the banks of the river accompanied by the prayers and hymns chanted by the priests, the Pravachan, Kirtan, Mahaprasad and the Naga Sadhus.

What are the main bathing dates for Kumbh 2021?

  • First Bath: Makar Sankranti (14 Jan 2021)
  • Second Bath: Mauni Amavasya (11 Feb 2021)
  • Third Bath: Vasant Panchami (16 Feb 2021)
  • Fourth Bath: Ram Navami (21 Apr 2021)
  • First Shahi Bath: Maha Shivratri (11 March 2021)
  • Second Shahi Bath: Somvati Amamvasya (12 April 2021)
  • Third Shahi Bath: Baisakhi (14 April 2021)
  • Fourth Shahi Bath: Chaitra Purnima (27 April 2021)

Which King Started Kumbh fair?

Harshavardhana king started the organization of the Kumbh fair at Allahabad. The Allahabad Kumbh Mela is a mela held every 12 years at Allahabad, India. The exact date is determined according to Hindu astrology the Mela is held when Jupiter is in Taurus and the sun and the moon are in Capricorn.

When was first Kumbh Mela held?

The 1870 fair at Allahabad is the earliest fair that is described as a “Kumbh Mela” by contemporary sources. The previous Kumbh Mela would have been scheduled in 1858; but that year, no fair was held in Allahabad because of disturbances resulting from the 1857 uprising.

Special Cuisine for Kumbh Devotees.

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There are a number of food stalls in Kumbh Mela that offers lip-smacking kachori with sabzi and tomato chutney. These kachoris with a delicious filling melt in your mouth and leave you with the desire to ask for more. In some of the stalls, you might also find kachoris fried in desi ghee.

About Naga Sadhu & Aghori

According to various assumptions, there are 4 to 5 million sadhus in India today. Sadhus are widely respected for their holiness.

Naga sadhu at a Kumbh procession (1998).

It is also said that, they also meditate on the corpses which is a symbolic of their rise from ‘Shava’ to ‘Shiva’

The Naga Sadhus usually wander around naked and the Aghori baba normally wears some animal skin clothing or any other cloth to cover their lower part of the body. We see most of the Naga Sadhus in Kumbh Mela or in their Akharas. But Aghori Baba does not seem to be seen anywhere. They only reside in the crematorium. Naga Sadhus take part in Kumbh Mela and then move to the Himalayas. So, Naga Sadhus live in Akharas or Himalayas and usually visit the civilization during the Mahakumbh festival in India to take part in the holy dip.

Water dip at the Kumbh festival

Nagas are usually known as warrior Sadhus and are ready to fight intellectually or wrestle anytime. But Aghori babas mainly are involved in meditation and dark arts. They are believed to perform Dark Magic. Naga Sadhus and Aghori Baba adhere to the complete Brahmacharya, staying away from the family. Even in the process of becoming a saint, they have to sacrifice their families, that is, they make their own Shraadh also.

Conclusion

The Kumbh Mela in India is as mesmerizing as it is spiritual. This ancient northern Indian festival is a meeting of mystical minds. The largest religious gathering in the world, the Kumbh Mela brings Hindu holy men together to discuss their faith and disseminate information about their religion.

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    get ready for historic Diwali 2020.

    Introduction about historic Diwali

    First of all, I would like all my readers a happy Diwali. This Diwali is very important for every Indian because we will celebrate this Diwali under Covid -19 influence.

    Diwali-Festival

    We all know about Diwali is the Indian festival of lights, celebrated during the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika (between mid-October and mid-November).

    One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali symbolizes the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance”.

    Furthermore, it is, in some regions, a celebration of the day Lord Rama returned to his kingdom Ayodhya after defeating the Lankan-king Ravana,

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    This year Diwali is very important because all the market and small, big vendors open their shop and sell their products. All big or small companies will give a lot of schemes, that will be benefited the customers.

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    Diwali Business gives a boost to every company and vendors, shopkeepers to earn good money in this season. At the Diwali festival, people buy every or any kind of item or gift.

    Diwali festival blessed by the goddess Laxmi. That is why people purchase cars, gold, home to diyas. This festival is for peace, prosperity, and love. This festival helps to improve our economy.

    This Diwali is very important for every Indian. The question comes to our mind why?

    The answer is that Russian scientists have discovered covid-19 vacancies sputnik, which helps to fight with the covid 19 viruses.

    American company Pfizer has discovered the second vaccine. So this is the first reason to smile all of us and thanks to God Sri Ram.

    The second reason the Prime minister appeals to Indians that they will support a vocal for Local this festive that will help small vendors. When every person will buy local products with pride, will talk about local products, hail them, and will take the message to others that our local products are so good, this message will go far, Modi said.

    “Going for local doesn’t mean only purchasing ‘Diya’ but everything you use in Diwali. It will encourage those making them,”

    Ayodha’s Janambumi historic Diwali

    Third reason that Ayodha’s Janambumi get ready for historic Diwali.

    This is the first time since the Supreme court order from the Ram temple construction in the holy city that such a celebration will take place. Deepotstav celebrations on Wednesday as the whole city decorated with lights.

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    FAMOUS FESTIVAL of NAVARATRI in INDIA

    Introduction

    Navaratri is a Hindu festival that spans nine nights and is celebrated every year in the autumn. It is observed for different reasons and celebrated differently in various parts of the Indian cultural sphere. Theoretically, there are four seasonal Navaratri.

    About Story Of Navaratri Festival

    The festival is associated with the prominent battle that took place between Durga and demon Mahishasura and celebrates the victory of Good over Evil. These nine days are solely dedicated to Goddess Durga and her nine Avatars – the Navadurga. Each day is associated with an incarnation of the goddess: Day 1 – Shailaputri.

    What is special about Navratri?

    Navratri, (Sanskrit: “nine nights”)in full Sharad Navratri; Navratri also spelled Navaratri; also called Durga Puja, in Hinduism, a major festival held in honor of the divine feminine. 

    Navratri occurs over 9 days during the month of Ashvin, or Ashvina (in the Gregorian calendar, usually September–October).

    What are the Nine days of Navratri?

    Over the course of the nine days, the different avatars of Goddess Durga are honored They are Goddess Shailputri (Day 1), Goddess Brahmacharini (Day 2), Goddess Chandraghanta (Day 3), Goddess Kushmanda (Day 4), Goddess Skandamata (Day 5), Goddess Katyayani (Day 6), Goddess Kaalratri (Day 7), Goddess Mahagauri (Day 8) …3 days ago.

    Which day is for Durga Maa?

    This year, Navratri starts on October 17 and all the nine days signifies each form or avatar of Maa Durga. The first day is observed to celebrate Goddess Shaiputri, who is the first avatar of Nava Durga. Shailputri is also known as Bhavani, Parvati, or Hemavati and has a beautiful, earthly essence among all.2 days ago

    What should we do in Navratri?

    Navratri brings along with itself an opportunity to fast and worship the supreme Goddess Durga. If you fast during the entire duration of Navratrimake sure you are feeding yourself healthy food items. Eat fruits, makhana, kuttu dosa, Samak rice, and baked potatoes.
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    Which Colour we wear in Navratri?

    To represent brightness, happiness, and energy, one should wear an orange color on this day. This day is dedicated to Goddess Skandamata. The day represents purity and one should wear white color. The day is dedicated to Devi Katyayani and the color for this day is red.4 days ago

    What should we not do in Navratri?

    01:- Navrati is a nine-day long festival.
    02:- ​Cutting your nails and hair.
    03:- Avoid Eating non-veg foods.
    04:- ​Avoid slicing lemon.
    05:- ​Avoid fried foods.
    06:- ​Fasting during Navratri is a ritual.
    07:- Avoid your sleeping habit in the afternoon.
    08:- ​Take care of Akhand Jyoti.
    09:- ​Should avoid using leather products.
    10:- ​Take care of the Kalash.
    11:- ​Be polite and gentle.

    Can we eat non-veg in Navratri?

    Navratri is Durga Puja and for Bengali people, it is a celebration time. they eat only nonveg during Durga Puja and not only that they even sell nonveg food in or near their pandals. 

    Mostly all over India serve only vegetarian food as prasad or bhog.

    Best Navaratri Food.

    1.  Sabudana Khichdi,
    2. Kuttu Ka Dosa.
    3. Singhare Ke Atte Ka Samosa.
    4. Aloo ki Kadhi.
    5. Low-Fat makhana kheer.
    6. Banana Walnut Lassi.
    7.  Arbi kofta with mint Yoghurt Dip.
    8. Vratwale Chawal ka Dhokla.
    9. Kebab -e – Kela.
    10. Sonth ki Chutney.
    11. Vratwale paneer Rolls.
    12. Vratwale Aloo rasedaar.
    13. Kuttu ki poori.

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    DO YOU KNOW THE FESTIVAL Of INDIA, Teej

    Teej is a Hindu festival that is celebrated by women in many states of India and by the Hindus women of Nepal.
    Haryali Teej and Hartalika Teej welcome the monsoon season and are celebrated primarily by girls and women, with songs, dancing, and prayer rituals. 

    Celebrations: wearing colorful dress maxima people using red because red is a symbol of love

    Date: July/ August/ September

    Also called: Monsoon Festival/Dedicated to Goddess Parvati
    Observed By: Hindu Women

    How do you do Teej?

    On the day of Hartalika Teej, women wake up early in the morning, take bath and wear new clothes and adorn the best jewelry. Women receive gifts from their parents, parents-in-law, which generally consists of traditional layers dress, bangles, henna, indoor, and sweets like ghewar.

    What happens in Teej festival?

    The festival is celebrated on the third day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) of Bhadra in Gujarat. This observance is similar to the Hartalika Teej Vrat. Married and unmarried women observe a fast on the day and offer Kevada flower (Pandanus: pine screw) to Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva.

    What is the importance of Teej festival?

    The Teej festival is an important festival for married women and much-anticipated monsoon festival. It’s dedicated to celebrating the holy union of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. According to Hindu texts, Parvati is an incarnation of Lord Shiva’s first wife, Sati.J

    How many types of Teej are there?

    There are three different types of Teej, Haryali Teej, Kajari Teej, and Hartalika Teej; these are mainly practiced in different parts of India.

    What can we eat in TEEJ fast?

    After a day long fast, women break their fast by eating only vegetarian dishes, like ghewar, rabdi, coconut water, jaggery, rice, dal, vegetable curry, etc.
    Ghewar
    Ghevar is a Rajasthani cuisine sweet traditionally associated with the Teej Festival. Besides Rajasthan, it is also famous in the adjoining states of Haryana, Delhi, Gujarat, western Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, etc. It is a disc-shaped sweet cake made with maida and soaked in sugar syrup.
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    GREAT BODHIDHARMA, BUDDHIST MONK, AND MARTIAL ART TEACHER.

    Introduction About Great Bodhidharma.

    Great Bodhidharma Buddhist monk and martial art teacher who lived during the 5th,6th century, and is traditionally credited as the leading patriarch and transmitter of Zen (Chinese: Chan, Sanskrit: Dhyana) to China. He was the third son of a Tamil king of the Pallava Dynasty.

    According to Chinese legend, he also began the physical training of the Shaolin monks that led to the creation of Shaolinquan. However, martial arts historians have shown this legend stems from a 17th-century qigong manual known as the Yijin Jing.
    GREAT BODHIDHARMA, BUDDHIST MONK, AND MARTIAL ART TEACHER.

    Is Bodhidharma Indian?

    An Indian tradition regards Bodhidharma to be the third son of a Pallava king from Kanchipuram. This is consistent with the Southeast Asian traditions which also describe Bodhidharma as a former South Indian Tamil prince who had awakened his kundalini and renounced royal life to become a monk.

    How Chinese Book Described Bodhidharma?

    Throughout Buddhist art, Bodhidharma is depicted as a rather ill-tempered, profusely bearded, and wide-eyed barbarian. He is described as “The Blue-Eyed Barbarian” in Chinese texts.

    Why did Bodhidharma leave India?

    Emperor Wu ruled the southern kingdom of China and invited Bodhidharma to his palace. The emperor talked to Bodhidharma about Buddhism.

    The emperor was hoping to receive praise from Bodhidharma but his negative response enraged Wu who ordered Bodhidharma to leave and never return.

    Who brought martial arts to China?

    Short answer: Yes, they teach foreigners. No, it wouldn’t be possible for an outsider to become a monk there. At the Shaolin Temple at Songshan in Dengfeng, Henan, monks routinely take on foreigners for training. Usually, the junior monks are assigned to teach outsiders.
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    Who is the father of Bodhidharma?

    Daruma Bodhidharma (Chinese: Ta Mo; Japanese: Daruma) was the third child of the Pallava king Sugandan from Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu.

    Is Kung Fu from India?

    One story is that all Chinese martial arts including Kung Fu have their roots in India. It is possible because China and India have had extensive trade relations for centuries and Buddhism did come to China from India. Chinese merchant ships even traded in the port city of Calicut in Kerala, India, for many centuries.

    When did Bodhidharma go to China?

    Bodhidharma (6th century), the founder of Chan (Zen) Buddhism, was considered to be an Indian yogi. Subsequently, name a South Indian monk, Bodhidharma, who arrived in China about 520 ce, as the founder.

    How did Bodhidharma died?

    Bodhidharma, he writes, died at the banks of the Luo River, where he was interred by his disciple Dazu Huike, possibly in a cave. According to Daoxuan’s chronology, Bodhidharma’s death must have occurred prior to 534, the date of the Northern Wei’s fall, because Dazu Huike subsequently leaves Luoyang for Ye.

    Movies about Bodhidharma.

    Master of Zen is a 1994 Hong Kong film based on the legends surrounding the life of Bodhidharma. The film was directed, produced, and co-written by Brandy Yuen, and starred Derek Yee and Louis Fan in the leading roles.
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