The first royal bath of Haridwar Kumbh 2021 will take place on Thursday, March 11. This day will be Maha Shivaratri. According to Shri Ganga Sabha established by Bharat Ratna Madan Mohan Malaviya, the Uttarakhand government has announced the dates of the royal bath and major bath of Haridwar Kumbh 2021 after discussions with all the major akharas.
Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021
Days of Shahi Snan – Thursday, March 11, 2021 Mahashivratri, Monday, April 12, Somavati Amavasya, Wednesday, April 14 Aries Sankranti and Vaishakhi, Tuesday, April 27, the full moon of Chaitra month.
Major Bath Days – Thursday, 14 January 2021 Makar Sankranti, Thursday, 11 February Mouni Amavasya, Tuesday, 16 February Basant Panchami, Saturday, 27 February Magh Purnima, Tuesday, 13 April Chaitra Shukla Pratipada (Hindi New Year), Wednesday, 21 April Ram Navami.
Ancient belief related to Aquarius
The story of Samudra Manthan is prevalent in relation to Aquarius. According to this legend, once in ancient times, due to the curse of Maharishi Durvasa, the heaven was shriveled, that is, the opulence, wealth, splendor was eliminated from heaven. Then all the gods went to Lord Vishnu. Vishnu He suggested to churn the sea in association with the Asuras. He told that nectar will be extracted from the churning of the sea, all the gods will become immortal by drinking nectar. When the Gods told this to Bali, the king of the Asuras, they too agreed to churn the ocean. In this churn, Vasuki Nag’s leader was formed and the sea was churned with the help of Mount Mandarachal.
There were 14 gems in the Samudra Manthan. These gems include Kalkut venom, Kamadhenu, Uchcharava horse, Airavat elephant, Kaustubh Mani, Kalpavriksha, Apsara Rambha, Mahalakshmi, Varuni Devi, Moon, Parijat Vra Parijat tree, Panchajanya conch, Lord Dhanvantari came out with nectar urn in his hands.
When the Amrit Kalash came out, all the gods and demons wanted to follow it. There was a war between gods and demons for nectar. During this time, drops of nectar from Kalash fell at four places Haridwar, Prayag, Nashik and Ujjain. This war lasted for 12 years, so Kumbh Mela is held once every 12-12 years at these four places. In this fair, the saints of all the akhadas and all the devotees take bath in the holy rivers here