Kumbha Mela is a mammoth fair where saints and devotees gather at the Ganga river. Kumbha Mela is celebrated at the aforesaid four places depending on the positions of planets and stars. According to Indian astrology, it is celebrated when the planet of Bṛhaspati (Jupiter) moves into the zodiac sign of Aquarius or Kumbha And Sun enters Aries. When Jupiter (Guru) and Sun are in zodiac signLeo(Simha Rashi) it is celebrated in Trimbakeshwar, Nashik. When Sun is in zodiac sign Aries (Mesha Rashi) it is celebrated at Haradwar When Jupiter is in zodiac sign Taurus (Vrishabha Rashi ) and Sun is in zodiac sign Capricorn (Makar Rashi) Kumbha Mela is celebrated at Prayag When Guru and Sun are in zodiac sign scorpio (Vrishchik Rashi) the Mela is celebrated at Ujjain. Each site's celebration dates are calculated in advance according to a special combination of zodiacal positions of Sun, Moon, and Jupiter

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Here are some shots from Vrindavan Kumbh.... which is celebrated after every six years and thus is an event of great importance for Hindu Devotees ...the one in Vrindavan is Semi Kumbh.. or 'ArdhKumbh' so is not as grand as in Poorna Kumbh celebration in Allahbaad and Haridwaar..


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Suraj Kund Fare......

I am sharing some colorful snaps from Surajkund Fare.... Hope they will provide you a good glimpse of the fare sitting at your desktop if you have missed it.

Here is some information about the fare if you are not aware of it.......

Situated 21 kms from Delhi, Surajkund Fare attracts Tourists from all over the world and offer them all rich and cultural site of Indian Handicrafts, Folk Music and Culture at a single place.

Since 1981, the place is best known for a Handicraft Fair, which is held annually in the month of February. The two-week event highlights the creative intellect residing in different parts of India. Talented weavers, painters, sculptors and craftsmen welcomes the time with great enthusiasm.

Surajkund Craft fair is organized by the Department of Tourism Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Government of India in collaboration with Haryana Tourism, Development Commissioner for Handlooms, Commissioner Development. They festival ground turns colorful with a number of make-shift stalls, that exhibits arrays of hand loom and handicraft items. Stages for Natyashala(theater) workshops, seminar and quiz are also erected to make the fair a quality one.

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