April 22 – May 21
The celebration of Kumbh Mela takes place once in every 12 years. Ujjain is located at the bank of Shipra River in western region of Madhya Pradesh and is seen as one of the most sacred places in India. The city is enriched with several religious shrines such as Bade Ganeshji Ka Mandir, Mahakaleshwar, Vikram Kirti Temple and many others. On the occasion of Kumbh Mela the divinity and spiritual aroma of Ujjain meets its highest peak when millions of pilgrims take dips and worship sacred River Shipra. Sages and devotees from every nook and corner attend the religious ceremony of Kumbh Mela to attain salvation and libration from the vicious cycle of birth-death-rebirth. According The commemoration of Mela at Ujjain is known as ‘Simhastha Kumbh Mela’ in which the unique combination of divinity and purity is experienced when the crowd of ash-dubbed sages, priests, devotees gets fused together with the roaring of elephants and camels. People who witness the spiritual fest feel good fortune by their side and sense positive aroma purifying their souls and thoughts. Major attraction of this festival is ‘Shahi Snan’ (royal bath) which takes place on predetermined dates varying every year. It is believed that those who take royal bath in holy Shipra River on the occasion of Kumbh Mela wash their sins of all previous births. The devotees consider it as an opportunity to get them revived from the never ending birth cycle.
Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaj at Ujjain
Maharaj arrived at Ujjain on 19th April 2016 and will be staying for few days for the Kumbh mela festival. Under the guidance of Maharaj and many other devotees like HH Bhakti Prema Swami Maharaj, HG Basu Ghosh Prabhu, HG Deena Bandhu Prabhu, HG Sarvabhauama Prabhu, ISKCON is presenting a huge presence in Kumbh mela with a very big pandal, a special 3-D dome video theatre, free prasadam distribution, Srila Prabhupada’s book distribution and much more. On 9th May 2016, on the auspicious occasion of Akshaya Tritiya, HH Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaj will hold an initiation ceremony.
Ujjain Kumbh Mela Dates
Simhastha or Kumbh Mela is going to celebrate at Ujjain in the year 2016 spanning from 22nd of April to 21st of May. The ritual of Shahi Snan will be conducting on 22 April 2016, a day of full moon (Poornima) as per lunar calendar. Nearly ten million devotees across the country graced the festival with their presence on this auspicious day. In the year 2016, Simhastha Kumbh Mela will be commemorated in Ujjain . Do not miss the opportunity and embrace your soul and material body with the sacred nectar bestowed by God. Ujjain has been a source of inspiration to ancient Indian sages, poets, dramatists, social commentators and scholars since times immemorial. The city has also nurtured cultural, literary, Vedic and educational institutions.
Main Bathing Dates for Ujjain Kumbha Mela
22 April 2016 (Friday) Purnima – Full Moon (First Snan)
06 May 2016 (Friday) Vaishakh Krishna Amavasya
09 May 2016 (Monday) Shukla/Akshey Tritya (Second Snan)
11 May 2016 (Wednesday) Shukla Panchami
17 May 2016 (Saturday) Ekadashi & Pradosh Snan
21 May 2016 (Saturday) Purnima
Landmark : Khaak chowk near Jatesvar Mahadev and close to Sandipani muni ashram.
ISKCON KUMBH MELA PANDAL,
Next to Jateshwar Mahadev,
Khak chowk, Mangalnath Area,
The following are contact details for enquiries and booking of accommodation for ISKCON Kumbh Mela Ujjain 2016
Details Name Phone no Email ID
Stage Program Sarvabhauma Das +91 9837039365 firstname.lastname@example.org
Accommodation Advaita Krsna Das +91 9810630309 email@example.com
Site Management Sanaka Sanatana Das +91 9897878111 firstname.lastname@example.org
Site Management Saci Gaurasundara Das +91 8859658080 email@example.com
Ujjain Temple Raghav Pandit Das +91 9329666400