Ardh Kumbh Haridwar 2016

Ardh Kumbh Haridwar 2016

The Ardh Kumbh Mela 2016 is started today by first bathing date of 14th January. The total 4 month long festival will have 10 big bathing days and 14th january is first among that 10. Uttarakhand Govt is expecting 20 to 30 million pilgrims during this 4 month. On 12th January CM Harish Rawat invited Mela Officers, Akhara Representatives, Ganga Sabha, Tirth Purohits, Pilgrims and local people to join him for sacred Yajna for initiation of Ardh Kumbh at Har Ki Pauri Ghat. There will be huge traffic on special bathing days as large number of pilgrims are expected to come and take bath in the holy river ganga on this auspicious days. Big vehicles will be not allowed during bathing days as well as previous and next day of bathing day. There will be large amount of police and military to ensure security of people. Har Ki Pauri will be prime attraction for pilgrims.

Special Bathing Dates:

14 January 2016: Thursday: Makar Sankranti
08 February 2016: Monday: Somwati Amavasya
12 February 2016: Friday: Vasant Panchami
22 February 2016: Monday: Magh Purnima
07 March 2016: Monday: Mahashivratri
07 April 2016: Thursday: Chaitra Amavasya
08 April 2016: Friday: Chaitra Shukla Pratipada
14 April 2016: Thursday: Mesha Sankranti
15April 2016: Friday: Ram Navami
22April 2016: Friday: Chaitra shukla Purnima