The Simhastha Kumbha Ujjain can be the greatest Opportunity to witness one of the greatest Human Gathering in the World. It is celebrated on a time interval of every 12 years. People around the globe come here to dip their soul and body in the holy river Kshipra. Here we will give you top 6 reasons to visit Simhastha Kumbh Ujjain.
#6 Attend The Biggest Human Gathering.
Here you will get to see a mixed gathering of various Sadhus from Akhadas, Mahatmas or Saints, Common Public, Leaders of various political parties and organisations, Travellers from around the world, Media, Administration people. This is an estimation that more than 100 million people may come to Ujjain during Simhastha Kumbh Period of 22 April to 21 May 2016.
#5 The Faith Behind The Celebration Of This Grand Holy Festival
‘Its is belived that The holy bath in the river Kshipra of the Kumbh is equal to more than thousands of Kartik Snans (baths), a hundred Magh Snans and crores of Narmada Snans. The resultl of a Kumbh Snan is equal to the result of thousands of Ashvamedh Yajnas and lakhs of journeys around the earth.
#4 Take Part In Unique Baths And Rituals
It is generally said that by taking a dip in the holy river of Kshipra on this auspicious occasion of Simhastha Kumbh A body or soul can wash off their entire sins and can attain the eternal peace.
The schedule of holy bath in Simhastha Kumbh Ujjain this year is:
22 April 2016 Purnima – Full Moon (Shahi Snaan)
03 May 2016 Vratparv Varuthini Ekadashi
06 May 2016 Vaishakh Krishna Amavasya
09 May 2016 Akshaya Tritiya
11 May 2016 Shukla Panchami(Shankaracharya Jayanti)
15 May 2016 Vrishabh Sankranti
17 May 2016 Mohini Ekadashi
19 May 2016 Pradosh
20 May 2016 Narsingh Jayanti
21 May 2016 Purnima (Pramukh Shahi Snaan)
#3 Visit Famous Temples In Ujjain Along With Mahakaleshwar Temple
Mahakaleshwar Mandir is very popular and well-known temple of Lord Shiva, it is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Mahadev. Ujjain is a place of temples here you may also visit Harsiddhi Devi Mandir which is one of theShaktipeeth in India. You may also visit Kaal Bhairav Temple, Gadkalika Temple, Chintamani Ganesh Temple, Gopal Mandir, Mangalnath Temple, Bhartrihari Gufa Mandir and much more.
#2 Enjoy Ujjain’s Famous Shopping and Cuisine
During this period you can taste some very popular street foods like Dal Baphle, Early Morning Jalebi, Poha, and Famous Namkeens. You can do a lot of shopping in the local market of Ujjain where you may find dress materials, jewelry, tribal metal work, leather products and some beautiful crafts made by hands.
#1 The Sacred Bath At Simahastha Kumbha Ujjain
All the people gather here with their final motive to take Sacred Bath on the royal bath days. Here you will see Naga Sadhus Parading and then taking the holy bath into the river. It is a belief that one who take a royal bath in the River at the time of Simhastha Kumbh wash their sins of all their family and previous births. The Shahi Snan is on 22nd April, 2016 on poornima (Full Moon Day).
How to reach Ujjain
You will get train and road connectivity to Ujjain. Through Indian Railways you can reach to two major stations near Ujjain which are Indore and Bhopal, from these stations you can reach Ujjain by bus or by booking a taxi but in order to avoid the huge rush we recommend you to hire a cab/taxi for Ujjain. OneWay.Cab is the best taxi provider for Ujjain as it is cheaper from others, provide safe and secure taxi and don’t charge for return fare if you have booked it for one way.