Welcome to Simhastha Kumbh Ujjain

"Simhasth Kumbh Mahaparv"is one of the four "Kumbh Melas" celebrated as largest spiritual gathering on the planet earth. Simhasth Kumbh Mahaparv is rejoiced by taking holy dip on the banks of river Kshipra in Ujjain city of Madhya Pradesh State in India. Simhasth Kumbh Mahaparv event is based on the celestial line-up of planets and the signs of the Zodiac which occurs in every 12 years.

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. Ujjain hosted the Ardha Kumbh in the year 2010 where numerous Hindus witnessed the occasion. 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

The Ujjain Kumbh is celebrated when Jupiter ascends into sun sign Leo's quarter or the Simha constellation of zodiac, which is why it is called 'Simhastha'. The Simhastha is special in Ujjain as it is the seat of divine Mahakaleshwar temple - the Lord of all times. The ritual of bathing in the holy waters of Kshipra begins on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Chaitra (March-April) and continues on various dates until the full moon shows up in the following month of Vaishakha.

Reasons behind Kumbh Parv

There are many believes behind the beginning of the Kumbh Parv. First reason which is believed as the beginning of Simhastha is when there was Samudra manthan held in the Heaven. As the Amrit Kalash come out as a result of brainstorming the sea, it turns turned out to be a reason of fight between gods and demons and during this fight some droplets of it fall on the earth at four different places Ujjain, Nasik, Allahabad and Haridwar and from there the Simhastha began.

here are also some other reasons which are believed to be the cause of beganing of Kumbh is the position of planets in the solar system. The place of the Mahakumbh or Kumbh Mela is also decided according to positions of the planets on a particular place by the astrology. It is decided such that when the particular planets will be in a particular zodiac then the Kumbh fair will be held to a particular place suitable according to these planets' position.

Dates for 2016 kumbh

Date Day Ocassion
22 April 2016 Friday (Purnima) First Snan
09 May 2016 Monday Kumbh Snan
11 May 2016 Wednesday Kumbh Snan
17 May 2016 Wednesday Kumbh Snan
19 May 2016 Wednesday Kumbh Snan
21 May 2016 Saturday (Purnima) Shahi Snan