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Largest Peaceful gathering on the planet,

In the History of the Planet!

A spiritual experience unlike any other. On December 7, 2017, the Kumbh Mela was recognized by UNESCO as an ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’ of humanity.

The Kumbh Mela was recognized by UNESCO as an ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’ of humanity on December 7, 2017,

Kumbh 2019A religious gathering

A wonderful gathering of humans happens once in 12 years. It is believed that a holy dip at the "Sangam" will wash away all your sins and break the cycle of rebirth.

Kumbh 2019A religious gathering

A gathering so big, it is visible from space

Just How big is it?

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If Kumbh was a country….

With a gathering of 150 Million visitors, it would be the 9th largest in terms of population.

Kumbh vs International Sports Fest

Previous editions of Olympics and Fifa world cup had 6 and 8 Million visitors respectively which is not even 10%  of 150 Million visitors expected for Kumbh 2019.

Population of Australia
25
Kumbh single day gathering
30
Kumbh is a dot on the map – 0.0002% of Australia in size

Land Area of Australia

100%

Land Area of Entire India

43%
A river bank

More populated than Australia on a single 'Shahi Snaan' day

Kumbh 1954

4 Million people, which made up 1% of total Indian population attended the Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj (then Allahabad).

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Kumbh 2019

An estimated 150 million, over 10% of the current Indian population will visit a High Tech Kumbh 2019 at Prayagraj.

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India's Burning Man? How similar are the two?

Themed around Fundamental Element

While Kumbh is based on water for purity of soul, burning man uses fire as its central theme

Artificial City

A temporary city of tents is built for the both events which is destroyed post it

Seclusion from the world

Both offer a world away from are all the materialism of life.

The oldest religious tradition in the world

Where does it happen?

Triveni Sangam at Prayagraj.

River Yamuna
is associated with Lord Vishnu
River Ganga
is associated with Lord Shiva
Triveni Sangam
The Trinity – Ganga, Yamuna and invisible river Saraswati merge at this point.

Experience For Yourself

Artists share their view of the festival

Journey Within 4:25

There are ten unique and uncommon yogs which exist and facilitate the organizing of Simhasth Kumbh Mahaparv.

Eternal Journey of Indian Civilisation 1:09:26

India Inspires Foundation Presents, The Most awaited documentary on Kumbh Mela. For the first time showcasing the Kumbh Mela from Indian perspective.

FAITH CONNECTIONS 3:26

A spectacular exploration of varied paths of devotion that converge at one of the worlds most extraordinary religious events.

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Scale

Experience the magnificence of Kumbh

How big is it?
Story of Kumbh

Learn the mythology behind it

Why does it happen?
History

How old is the tradition?

Explore Kumbh in History
Mythology

Learn more about the Hindu Mythology

Mythological Journey
Water

Learn about the Holy Rivers

Explore Sangam Rivers
The people

What are Akharas?

Meet The Sadhus