Kumbha opens the door of Heaven for devotees, know how the story of Kumbha Mela started
Internet Desk| Ardhakumbha is expected to start from January 15, 2019. It is being organized in Prayagraj (formerly Allahabad). Crores of pilgrims from abroad will join Prayagraj to participate in Kumbh. Kumbh is an important festival of Hinduism. Kumbh is held at these four places, Haridwar, Prayag, Ujjain and Nashik. Each of these places attracts Kumbh every third year, whereas in the 12th year Mahakumbh happens at its first place. At the same time, a Ardhakumbh is organized at Prayag in an interval of 6 years.
Astrological significance of Kumbh
There are different types of stories about Kumbh. But its significance is both religious and astrological. According to astronomical calculations, the arrangement of Kumbh begins on the day of Makar Sankranti, when the sun and the moon enter into the Scorpio zodiac and also Jupiter and Aries. There are many types of beliefs about Kumbh. It is believed that the doors of heaven are open on this day. During Kumbh, the soul that takes a bath in the Ganges gets heaven and paradise easily.
How did the Kumbha started
There are many stories about the starting of Kumbh. It is believed that due to the curse of Maharishi Durvasa when Devraj Indra and other deities became weak, the demons started attacking the Gods and defeated them. After this, all the gods went to Lord Vishnu, who advised the sea monastery to join the gods with the demons. When the nectar came out during the sea churning, Indra's son Jayant flew into the sky with nectar kalash.
At the order of Guru Shukracharya, the demons followed Jayant to get the nectar back. During this time, drops of nectar fell on the earth on Prayag, Haridwar, Ujjain and Nashik. Wherever the drops of nectar fell, there is the place firxed for kumbha festival to be held.
However, the documents show that the Kumbh was started in 525 BC. It is believed that in the year 617-647, King Harshavardhana participated in Kumbh in Prayagraj and used to donate everything. Prior to this, the Mahakumbh was organized in Prayagraj in the year 2013. The next Mahakumbh will take place in the year 2025. In January 2019, there is a semiconductor in Prayagraj.
The post Kumbha opens the door of Heaven for devotees, know how the story of Kumbha Mela started appeared first on NewsCrab.