The Maha Kumbh Mela is one of the oldest and largest fairs of India held in Uttar Pradesh after every twelve years. The fair is attended my millions of people all over the world. The bathing ceremony is the major part of this mela in which crowds gather to take a dip in the auspicious river Sangam in Allahabad. The significance behind this sacred dip is to get rid of the sins committed in the past according to a common ancient myth. It dates back to the Vedic scriptures which are termed as the Puranas.
The festival will take place from 14th January to 10th March in Allahabad. The purna Kumbh Mela in Allahabad is considered to be the best all over India. The vital dates would be 27th January, 6th February, 10th February, 15th February, 17th February, 18th February and 25th February. Each date is extremely crucial and influential. A mass of millions of people is expected to experience or witness this elaborate affair.
Another common practice is the Akharas in Kumbh Mela. These akharas are the tented places where the ascetics and renunciates of a particular group collect together to perform meditation and rituals. These sages are seen smoking Marijuana over here. These ascetics walk on foot with naked bodies covered with ash. Some of the famous ones are Akhada Panchayati, Akhada Mahanirvani, Shri Panch Atal Akhara, Agni Akhara and some more. The consumption of Bhang is also a common traditions among these yogis. Camels and horses are also part of this ceremony.
Since the event is attended by a conglomeration stay is a natural query which would arise in the minds of the visitors. The answer to this query is the tented accommodation options offered to everyone. Tents in Kumbh Mela 2013 are being arranged for the guests which are of four types namely luxury tents, deluxe tents, economy tents and dormitory tents. All the tents are equally comfortable with a slight difference in the facilities. The camps are well furnished with some common facilities and amenities including pick and drop, pure vegetarian meals, accommodation in spacious water and weather -proof tents, drinking water in each tent, 24 hour hot and cold running water, tight security and helping staff, generator sets and business centres with communication facilities. The guests can also entertain themselves with cultural programmes every day.
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