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How to Celebrate Hindu Kumbh Mela

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      Attend Kumbh Mela according to scheduled dates and locations. In March and April, 2010, Kumbh Mela is at Haridwar,where the Ganga flows out of the Himalayas. Prayag, Allahabad will host Kumbh Mela in 2013 at the confluence the Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati sacred rivers. In 2015, Nasik,, along the Godavari river, is the festival site and in 2016, Ujjain, welcomes Kumbh Mela pilgrims.

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      Bathe on dates scheduled according to lunar cycles. (Bathing dates for Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2010 are not yet released. Schedules will be posted at the Kumbh Mela website). Bathing in the sacred waters, along which Kumbh Mela festivals are situated, purifies karma and brings good fortune.

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      Pray with millions of pilgrims to contribute spiritual efforts to the consciousness of all pilgrims.

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      Shop the marketplaces. Kumbh Mela has an atmosphere of a festival with shops and attractions for pilgrims. Along with fruits, vegetables for offerings and for eating, blankets and other necessities, you can find tiger claws (not recommended) and can pay to watch snake charmers.

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      Rise daily in the early morning to bathe (Prayag Snan) in the holy waters. Bathing daily and on specified bathing dates is the purpose of Kumbh Mela. It is said that bathing in the Ganga is like bathing in nectar.

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      Return to camp for meditation and prayers. Throughout the day, perform Puja (worship of a deity), Kumbha Darshan, or practice your personal sadhana. Each evening, at sundown, gather for divine aarti (closing devotional ceremony) on the banks of the holy waters..

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