मुझे आशा है कि प्रयागराज में आयोजित होने वाला यह पवित्र कुम्भ मेला देश की आध्यात्मिक, सांस्कृतिक एवं सामाजिक विविधताओं को और पोषित व पल्लवित करेगा, साथ ही सामाजिक समरसता, एकता और सद्भाव बढ़ाने में महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभाएगा। इस अवसर पर पवित्र कुम्भ मेले के आयोजन से जुड़े सभी लोगों और मेले में आने वाले करोड़ों श्रद्धालुओं को मेरी हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं।
प्रधानमंत्री, भारत सरकार
Kumbh is a symbol of peace and harmony amongst all human beings. The Kumbh Mela has been inscribed on the list of “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” by UNESCO in 2017. This reflects the significance of Kumbh worldwide. Kumbh at Prayag encapsulates the science of astronomy, astrology, spirituality, ritualistic traditions, social and cultural customs and practices making it extremely rich in knowledge.
Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh
Kumbh Mela Plays a pivotal role in the historical, cultural and spiritual heritage of the country and the world drawing unparalleled faith from crores and crores of pilgrims visiting Prayag Kumbh. As per the UP Government’s vision, the ephemeral Kumbh city will be designed and build in consonance with the vision of Divya and Bhavya Kumbh.
Minister of Urban Development, Uttar Pradesh
The Kumbh Mela (the festival of the sacred pitcher) is anchored in Hindu mythology. It is the largest public gathering and collective act of faith, anywhere in the world. The Mela draws tens of millions of pilgrims over the course of approximately 55 auspicious days to bathe at the sacred confluence of the Ganga, the Yamuna, and the mystical Sarasvati.
Kalpvas, at the sacred confluence at Prayag during Kumbh holds a special significance. According to ‘Brahma Purana’ and ‘Padma Purana’, the period of Kalpvas is from Ekadashi of the full moon in the Paush month up to ‘Maghi Ekadashi’. Maharshi Dattatreya outlines the ritual of Kalpvas in detail in the ‘Padma Purana’. According to the scripture, a Kalpvasi has to observe the 21 rules through mind, speech, and action.
In the Kumbh you can see many Sadhus performing seemingly impossible tasks of endurance during their Tapas. You will meet one or more on every street corner. The Kumbh is a real treasure trove for people who seek more than the ordinary in their lives.
In Prayagraj, as the word Kumbh enters ones ears the picturesque vision of Triveni Sangam, the sacred confluence of the Ganga, the Yamuna and the mystical Saraswati flashes in the minds of people. At the sacred confluence huge multitudes move like waves in the ocean filled with sense of devotion. ‘Shahi Snaan’ of Akharas, chanting of vedic mantras and elucidations of religious hymns in the Saint pandals, proclamations of knowledge, tatvamimansa and truth by rishis, charming music, mesmerising sound of multitudes of instruments, holy dip in sangam with utmost devotion fills the heart of devotees with immense joy and offering prayers at many divine temples exhibits the greatness of Prayagraj Kumbh.
Taking a bath on each of the days of Kumbh beginning from Makar Sankaranti (first day of month of Magha; when the Sun enters Capricorn) is considered a holy bath; yet there are some auspicious holy bathing dates of great importance. On the main bathing dates; there are magnificent processions of various saints and sadhus of different Akharas (religious orders).
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