Kumbh Mela 2021: For the first time in a century, Haridwar Kumbh to take place on 11th year and not 12th; know why

Kumbh Mela 2021: After 83 years Kumbh Mela is going to happen on 11th year in Haridwar. Read on to know more interesting facts.

By Niharika Sanjeeiv
Updated: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 02:22 PM IST
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Kumbh Mela 2021: For the first time in a century, Haridwar Kumbh to take place on 11th year and not 12th; know why
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New Delhi| Jagran Lifestyle Desk: Kumbh Mela 2021 is just a few days and the preparations are going on in full swing. Kumbh Mela is one of the most auspicious festivals of the Hindu's. According to Hindu scriptures, this tradition started after the Samundra Manthan, a tug of war between God and Demons for the Amrit Kalash. During this war, few drops of Amrit spilt in 12 places across the world including mrtyulok. This year Kumbh Mela is special as for the first time in a century it is happening on the 11th year. 

The Kumbh Mela 2021 is going to start from 14th January and will continue till April 2021 in Haridwar. As per Hindu mythology, among the 12 places on the earth, four places are in India namely Haridwar, Prayagraj, Ujjain and Nashik. So every 12th year Kumbh is organised in these four places, however, for the first time in the history of the Kumbh Mela, it is going to take place in the 11th year in Haridwar.

The Kumbh Mela that was supposed to take place in 2022 is going to take place this year in Haridwar because of the planetary movements. Amrit yog is formed according to the Kaal calculations when Aquarius' Guru transits into Arie's Sun.

After a span of 83 years, this opportunity is coming in this year, earlier, such co-incidence happened in the year 1760, 1885 and 1938.

As per Jyotishacharya Swami Divyeswarananda, "the Guru completes the twelve zodiac signs in 11 years, 11 months and 27 days. According to this, 50.5 days are left in completing twelve years. Gradually this difference between the seventh and the eighth Kumbh increases to about a year. In this way, every eighth Kumbh occurs after 11 years. The third Kumbh was held in Haridwar in the 20th century in 1927 and the next Kumbh was to be held in 1939. But, due to the Guru's move, it came only in the 11th year (1938). Similarly, in the 21st century, the eighth Kumbh is falling in 2021 instead of 2022. At least once in every century, such a coincidence must be made."

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