New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: One of the most sacred pilgrimages for Hindus, Kumbh Shahi Snan is here. On this day, Sadhus, saints, ascetics, kalpavasis and visitors from all over the nation gather on the banks of Ganga to mark the festival. As per astrological calculations for this time's Kumbh states that Jupiter the dev guru is entering Aquarius (kumbh) sign after completing a cycle in different zodiac signs for 11 years. As this year the Sun is entering the Aries (Mesh) raashi, kumbh mela is organized in the year 2021.

To mark this day, bathing in the sacred river Ganga is considered auspicious. According to Hindu beliefs, taking a dip in Ganga's water on this day, washes all the sins and helps you attain salvation.

Kumbh Shahi Snan April 2021: Auspicious date

The third shahi snaan during the ongoing Haridwaar Kumbh Mela is on date April 14th which is falling on Mesh Sankranti. This is because Sun is in the zodiac sign Mesh (Aries) that's why it's called Mesh Sankranti.

Kumbh Shahi Snan April 2021: Shubh Muhurat

Auspicious time on this day to tea a dip in river Ganga is:

  • Amrit Kaal, which will begin at 11:58 AM and will go on until 01:46 PM.
  • Brahma muhurat, which will start at 04:34 AM  and will go on until 05:22 AM

Kumbh Shahi Snan April 2021: Offical time for public

In Haridwar, on the day of Kumbh Mela's third shahi snaan, the general public has been allowed at Brahm Kund only till 7 am. After 7 am Har Ki Paudi and Brahm Kund is reserved for Akhada. Different Akhada saints take bath with full rituals and they chant 'har har Mahadev, 'bam-bam bhole' and 'har har gange'.

Meanwhile, this year the tourism department of Uttarakhand was expecting around 10 crore pilgrims to visit during Kumbh Mela but due to covid restrictions, the number has been curtailed.

Posted By: Sanyukta Baijal