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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