The Allahabad Kumbh Mela is a festival held every 12 years at Prayag (Allahabad) in India. The exact date of Kumbh, as already mentioned, is determined according to Hindu astrology. The Mela is held when Jupiter is in Taurus and the Sun and the Moon are in Capricorn. The fair involves ritual bathing at Triveni Sangam, the confluence of three rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Sarasvati. The last Allahabad Kumbh Mela took place in 2013; the next one is scheduled in 2025.
The Mela is one of the four fairs (River Festivals) held in India, traditionally recognized as Kumbh Melas.
Kumbha History :
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