India is a land of festivals. Every festival in India is celebrated with great joy and happiness. Among all the festivals that take place in India, Kumbh Mela is one of the most important which occurs 4 times in a period of 12 years. Millions of people from all around the world, including the ‘Naga Sadhus’ visit this mela. By God’s grace, I also got a chance to visit this holy festival, which was held on 10th February, 2013. You will be amazed to know that Around 120 million people visited Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad in 2013.
As I firmly believe in spirituality I found ‘ Kumbh Mela’ as the most interesting festival of India. This festival has great meaning in the Hindu religion. People from different walks of life can be seen taking part in this festival with great interest and enthusiasm.
There, I had come across many astonishing faces painted with ashes while some with long knotted hair touching the feet. Their motive of gathering on the banks of Ganga River is to take a dip in its holy water as it is believed that the holy water of Ganga washes away the sins and purify the soul and life of a person.