India a spiritual and holy gem on world map is always a point of attraction for travelers from world over. This most ancient culture and tradition country of worship is a architecture curious mix of various religion and customs practice since time immortal. Being a land of numerous fairs and festivals which are still in existence today of which Maha Kumbh Mela is one of them.
Allahabad is an invitation to the whole world to the realm of sacred rivers, ghats, ancient temples where all are greeted on the cobblestone pathways with holy river by your side, the spellbinding fragrance of flowers and incense sticks, beatific cool wind to soothe your mind and natural sunlight to brighten up your mood so that you can stay in oasis of peace and tranquility. Kumbh Mela 2013 dates from 27th January to 25th February the Purna Kumbh Mela will be going to held in Allahabad which occurs after every 12th years. Mauni Amavasya Snan is considered to be of utmost importance.
The main bathing day is known as ‘Shahi Snan’ or Royal Bathing Day. The main bathing day, which witnesses maximum participation, is on the Mauni Amavasya day (the dark moon).
Holy city of Allahabad is located at 25°27’N 81°50’E25.45°N 81.84°E in the southern part of the Uttar Pradesh at an elevation of 322 ft and stands at the confluence of two rivers, the Ganges and Yamuna. The city Prayag is believed to be the spot where Brahma offered his first forfeit after creating the universe. It has a position of importance in Hindu scriptures for it is situated at Triveni Sangam, the confluence of the holy rivers Ganges and Yamuna, and the ancient Saraswati River.
For the tourist and pilgrims who visit this Mela and other religious activities many good standard hotels are provided in Allahabad. Some of the good Allahabad hotels are Hotel JK Palace, Hotel Milan Palace, Hotel Yatrik and Grand Continental. All these hotels are near the mela premises and provide good quality vegetarian food. These hotels provide all basic facilities.
The exact era is not known but certain things register in the the famous seventh century Chinese Traveler Hiuen-Tsang diary Origin of the beginning of Maha Kumbh. According to ancient text written in bygone era it was mentioned that when Devtas (God) and Asurs (Demons) use to reside on Mother Earth one curse was on Devtas (Gods) as a result of which they always in state of high fear and that made them fragile and coward.
After watching the plight of Gods the Brahma (creator of universe) suggested them to churn the milky ocean to obtain the nectar. Kumbh Mela 2013 tents are another way to be accommodated. These all tents are swiss tents with attached bath and hot/cold running water facility.