The largest human gathering on earth, Kumbh Mela is known to be one of the most sacred Hindu festivals. Nashik Kumbh Mela is one of its faces and is celebrated over a period of 12 years on the banks of Godavari river.
Significance of Nashik Kumbh Mela 2015
Nashik Kumbh Mela 2015 Dates
- July 14,2015 : Flag hoisting ceremony of the Kumbh takes place on this day. In other words, it marks the beginning of this sacred festival.
- August 9, 2015 : This is the day when the lifeline of the Kumbh, the ‘Sadhus’ take the center stage. On this date, flag hoisting ceremony of the various Akharas (sects) at Sadhugram takes place.
- August 26, 2015 : Day of the first Snan/bath, also known as ‘Shravan Pratham’
- August 29, 2015 : Shravan Purnima (First Shahi Snan/Royal Bath)
- September 13, 2015 : September marks the beginning of the month of Bhadrapada. And on this date, the second Shahi Snan/Royal Bath and main bathing day take place. Hindu traditions name this date as Bhadrapad Amavasya.
- September 18, 2015 : Third Shahi Snan/Royal Bath, known as Bhadrapad Rishi Panchami.
- September 25, 2015 : Bhadrapad Shukla Tritiya.