Kumbha Sankranti is an auspicious day when the world’s largest religious festival Kumbha Mela takes place in India. On this day, Sun transits from Makar Rashi to Kumbha Rashi, which denotes the start of the eleventh month (Phalgun) in the Hindu Solar Calendar. This year, the day falls on 12h February 2021.
On Kumbha Sankranti day, millions of people gather in front of the Ganga River to take a holy bath in the sacred water. They believe the holy water removes all evils and sins of the past and around them.
Importance of Kumbha Sankanti:
People around India, especially the Eastern region, celebrates the Kumbha Sankranti festival with great joy. Devotees visit Haridwar, Allahabad, Ujjain, and Nasik to have a bath in the Ganga river. Following by, the devotees pray to God for happiness and good luck in the future.
Kumbha Sankranti Rituals:
- Like all other Sankranti, devotees must donate food, clothes, and other necessities to the Brahmin Pandits.
- The adherent should pray to Goddess Ganga and Sun with a clean heart and full of devotion.
- Take a holy dip in the river Ganga to attain Moksha (liberation).
- Perform Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation), and recite Aditya Hrudaya on this day.
- Offer food to a cow on Kumbha Sankranti day, which is very propitious for any individual.
Benefits of Kumbha Sankranti Vrat:
Devotees observe fasting or Kumbha Sankranti Vrat on this auspicious day and perform puja (prayer) with flower, water, and yellow rice during sunrise. The act is highly beneficial and brings happiness, prosperity, success, and good fortune in life.
You must participate the same to bring some positive change in life. Also, experience and be the witness of the grand gathering of people Kumbha Mela.
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