Kumbha Mela
This section contains information on Maha Kumbh Mela dates to be held in Haridwar in 2021 and in future.

Kumbh Mela Dates

Kumbh Mela Packages
Kumbh Mela 2021Kumbh Mela, the grandest of all gatherings is a commingling of millions of souls that come together to purge themselves before entering the heavenly realm of God; it is an open invitation, which is grabbed on like the very last opportunity by the devotees to deem themselves fit for an entry. It is held every three years in each of the four different locations - Allahabad, Haridwar, Nasik and Ujjain, returning to each of the four places after a gap of every twelve years. Besides the regular Kumbh Mela, an Ardh (half) Kumbh Mela takes place six years after the Maha Kumbh in each of the location. And how it lands up in each location varies according to what position the Sun, Moon, and Jupiter hold in that period in different zodiac signs.

It comes to Haridwar when Jupiter is in Aquarius and Sun is in Aries during the Hindu month of Chaitra i.e. in the month of March-April. In Allahabad it is celebrated in the month of January-February when Jupiter is in Aries or Taurus and Sun and Moon are in Capricorn during the Hindu month of Magha. In the Hindu month of Bhadraprada (August-September), when Sun and Jupiter are in Leo, Kumbh Mela comes to Nasik. And Ujjain gets to organize it when Jupiter is in Leo and Sun is in Aries, or when all three are in Libra during the Hindu month of Vaisakha i.e. April-May. Below is a comprehensive list of Kumbh Mela dates with the names of the host cities.

Haridwar Maha Kumbh Mela 2021 - Main Bathing (Snan) Dates:
Date (2021) Day Event
14th January Thursday Makar Sankranti
11th February Thursday Mauni Amavasya
16th February Tuesday Basant Panchami
27th February Saturday Maghi Poornima
11th March Thursday Mahashivratri (1st Shahi Snan)
12th April Monday Somvati Amamvasya (2nd Shahi Snan)
13th April Tuesday Chaitra Shukla Pratipada
14th April Wednesday Baishakhi (3rd Shahi Snan)
21st April Wednesday Ram Navami
27th April Tuesday Chaitra Purnima (4th Shahi Snan)

Kumbh Mela Dates 2019 (Allahabad)
The Kumbh Mela was held in Allahabad (Prayag) in the year 2019 from 15th of January till 4th of March. Below is a table mentioning the important dates of Ardh Kumbh Mela 2019:
Date (2019) Day Event
15th January Tuesday Makar Sankranti (1St shahi Snan)
21st January Monday Paush Purnima
4th February Monday Mauni Amavasya (Main Royal Bath 2nd Shahi Snan)
10th February Sunday Basant Panchami (3rd shahi Snan)
19th February Tuesday Maghi Poornima
4th March Monday Maha Shivratri

Kumbh Mela Dates 2016 (Ujjain)
The Maha Kumbh Mela was held in Ujjain in the year 2016 from 22nd of April and to 21st of May 2016.
Date (2016) Day Event
22nd April Friday Purnima First Shahi Snaan (Royal Holy Dip)
3rd May Tuesday Vratparv Vauthini Ekadashi
6th May Friday Vaishakh Krishna Amavasya (First Pramukh Snan)
9th May Monday Shukla/Akshey Tritya (Second Pramukh Snan)
11th May Wednesday Shukla Panchami
15th May Sunday Vrishabh Sankranti
17th May Tuesday Ekadashi & Pradosh Snan
19th May Thursday Pradosh
20th May Friday Nursingh Jayanti
21st May Saturday Purnima Main Shahi Snan

Kumbh Mela Dates 2015 (Nasik)
The Kumbh Mela was held in Nasik in the year 2015 from 14th July and to 11th August 2016. Below is a table mentioning the important dates of the Kumbh Mela Nasik in 2015:
Date (2015) Day Event
14th July Tuesday Flag hoisting of the main ceremony at Ram Kunda
14th August Friday Flag hoisting of the Akhara at Sadhugram
26th August Wednesday Shravan Shudha - First Snan
29th August Saturday First Shahi Snan
13th September Sunday Second Shahi Snan
18th September Friday Third Shahi Snan
25th September Friday Bhadrapad Shukla Dwadashi - Vaman Dwadashi Snan