Nashik Kumbh Mela 2015 begins with flag hoisting ceremony at Ram Kunda

Nashik Mahakumbh 2015, Nashik kumbh Mela 2015, Kumbh flag hoisting, Rajnath Singh, Devendra Fadnavis
Nashik : The Nashik Kumbh Mela, which is generally acknowledged to be the most sacred of all the hindu festivals, has begins today morning at 6:16 am, when Jupiter (Bruhaspati), Sun and the Moon enter the Leo constellation (Simha rashi). Simhastha Kumbhmela will begin with a flag hoisting, in the presence of union home minister Rajnath Singh and Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.

As Kumbh Mela is celebrated in every twelve years in Nasik; last time it was celebrated in 2003, which resulted into an incredible festive season for the people of Maharashtra in particular and people of India in general. People get away from their routine schedules and experienced spiritual ecstasy during Kumbh days. I

n 2015, Nasik will again get an opportunity to host guests from every spot of the country and from all walks of life as Kumbh Mela will be held in Nasik from July 14 to September 25 of that year.

The flag known as Dharma Dwaja - will be hoisted at Kushwarta teertha at around 6.13 am, by Acharya Mahamandaleshwar Juna Peethadhishwar Awadeshanand Maharaj from Haridwar. The flag hoisting at Nashik will be done at Ramkund in the presence of gaurdian minister of Nashik Girish Mahajan. 

The Nashik Dharma Dwaja will be hoisted at Ramkund at 6.16 am. The flag has symbolic significance and announces the beginning of the parva - the period, It will be lowered only after the mega event is over after a year.

According to Purana (hindu holy book), origin of river Godavari has special importance because Gautami ganga was named Goda at Trimbakeshwar Kushawarta Tirtha. This means cow of sages Gautam got her life and Sages Gautam was freed from the murder of a cow, as Gautam took bath at Kushawarta Tirtha, Gautami Ganga was named as Godavari (Sages Gautam stopped the flow of ganga with holi kusha (Darbha) and had holy bath.) Hence this place is named as Kushawarta.

Nasik Kumbh Mela Schedule of Events :

  • 14th July 2015 (Tuesday): Flag hoisting of the main ceremony at Ram Kunda
  • 14th August 2015 (Friday): Flag hoisting of the Akhara at Sadhugram
  • 26th August 2015 (Wednesday): Shravan Shudha- First Snan
  • 29th August 2015 (Saturday): Shravan Purnima - First Shahi Snan at Ram Kunda
  • 13th September 2015 (Sunday): Bhadrapad Amavasya - Second Shahi Snan/ Main bathing day
  • 18th September 2015 (Friday): Bhadrapad Shukla Panchmi (Rushipanchami) - Third Shahi Snan
  • 25th September 2015 (Friday): Bhadrapad Shukla Dwadashi - Vaman Dwadashi Snan

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