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At dawn, on the 14th of July, the planet Jupiter (Brihaspati), and the Sun and Moon entered the Leo Constellation (Simha Rashi) in the sky. It heralded the advent of the biggest spiritual gathering in the world, which takes place every 12 years. The Grand Simhasta Kumbh Mela returned to Nasik, Maharashtra which marks the entry of nearly 1.2 crore Hindus to take a sacred bath in the Godavari River. Thousands of pilgrims come from all over India to take a holy dip to attain moksha (liberation of the soul).
The flag rises at Ramkund on the banks of the Godavari
The fact that the Kumbh Mela is still relevant in modern times, is mind-boggling. Faith moves mountains and also generations of pilgrims. According to the legend, a few drops of amrit fell in the Godavari River making it sacred and salvation worthy. This spectacular event eclipses the largest ‘single day gathering’ of Christians in the Vatican during Christmas and Muslims in Mecca in the holy month. The Kumbh Mela in Nasik will continue till September 25, 2015. The inauguration took place with many sadhus and people taking the holy dip. The most important dates for the holy dip include:
August 26- Shravan Shudha 1st Snan (bath)
August 29- 1st Shahi Snan (Royal bath)
September 13th- 2nd Shahi Snan
September 18th -3rd Shahi Snan
September 25th- Bhadrapad Shukla Dwadashi – Vaman Dwadashi Snan...