If you want to witness a large religious gathering of 1. 42 billion people, then you cannot miss out on the Kumbh Mela which going to be held in 2025. This Kumbh Mela 2025 is going to be held in Prayagraj (earlier known as Allahabad) which lies in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is a holy occasion in which millions of Hindu Pilgrims come together to worship and take a holy dip in the 3 sacred rivers namely Ganga, Yamuna, and Sarasvati. 

In this blog, you will get a complete overview of the Prayagraj Maha Kumbh Mela 2025 and other important information regarding the festival and its activities.

About Prayagraj Maha Kumbh Mela 2025

The source from which the name Kumbh Mela was derived was the Pot of Nectar. The Sanskrit meaning of Kumbh is Pot and Mela means festival. Hence, the name came out to be Kumbh Mela. After every 12 years, a full Kumbh mela is held whereas after every 6 years, Radh Kumbh mela takes place. 

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The story of the Kumbh Mela revolves around the achievement of immortality. Both demigods and demons came together on the milk shore and made a plan to churn the milk and produce the nectar of immortality. Later, they decided to share the nectar equally among themselves. 

Here, people across the country come together to witness large religious gatherings of 100 million Hindu pilgrims, cultural activities, rituals, Sadhus, worshipping methods, and more. Also, the saints, priests, and yogis come together from all parts of India to participate in this festival. In this Next Kumbh mela, people will perform the activity of holy bathing on Shahi Snaan dates. 

The dates of the royal Bathing depend on the astronomical calculation of the Sun, Moon, and Jupiter.

Dates And Place of Prayagraj Kumbh Mela 2025

For the people wondering about the actual Allahabad Kumbh Mela date, here are the details. 

In Prayagraj, the mela will begin on the festival of Makar Sankranti which is 14th January 2025, and will end on 6th February which is the day of MahaShivratri. People can take the holy dip on the festivals of Makar Sakranti, Basant Panchmi, Maha Shivratri, and Mauni Amawasya. The four prestigious dates are given below: 

  • 14th January- Makar Sankranti (First day of the festival )
  • 29th January- Maagh Amavasya
  • 2nd February- Basant Panchmi 
  • 26th February- Maha Shivratri 

Highlights of Kumbh Mela 2025

Several things make the Kumbh Mela 2025 special and worth attending. Let’s look at the reasons below: 

Holy bathing

It is said that taking a dip in the sacred river washes away all the sins of the people and frees them from the process of rebirth. People wait for the ceremonial dip of mahants, the leaders of Hindu monasteries. These mahants are generally naked and their bodies are covered with ashes.  What makes the bathing experience special, is the background musical sounds of trumpets along with elephants and horses marching down the lane. 


Superior arrangements are made to show gratitude and devotion to God through the aarti. People indulge themselves in the rhythmic sounds of aarti and sing along with other devotees, priests, and sadhus. People must witness this iconic moment of aarti and show their gratitude to god. 

Deep Daan

The whole atmosphere of Kumbh Mela lightens up when the deep daan is performed. Deep daan is an old Hindu tradition in which people offer earthen lamps in the river. People often make a wish and then leave the deep which is basically a diya in the holy river. Deep Daan makes the whole atmosphere positive and peaceful. 

Prayagraj Panchkoshi Parikrama

The rituals of Kumbh Mela have witnessed a great impact in past years. One of them is Prayagraj Panchkoshi Parikarma, where people complete the ritual of parikrama at the beginning of the festival. 

Sadhus and Akharas

Sadhus who visit Kumbh Mela are known to be the devotees of Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. They are the prime attraction as they perform various rituals together and offer prayers to God. Some of them are bare bodies and some sadhus wear saffron cloths on their bodies. The Sadhus carry out their traditional rituals and practices in the Akharas. It is mesmerizing to witness their unique practices there. 


Satsangs are an integral part of Hindu culture. This is the reason you will continuously see devotees hymning and praying the devotional songs of God. The devotional songs and prayers create a positive aura around the surroundings and people feel connected to God. 

Camp Life

People visiting Kumbh Mela 2025 can reside in the camps. These camps are generally placed near bathing areas where mostly sadhus reside and pray to god. This experience helps them interact with people from different cultures and traditions which gives them a new perspective of life. 

Langars and Prasad

The greatness of this Kumbh Mela is depicted by its delicious langars and prasad that are offered to all the devotees. These langars and prasad have a mouth-watering taste and are continuously offered to devotees after some intervals. 


The occasion of Kumbh Mela arrives after every 12 years which needs to be experienced once in a lifetime. Kumbh Mela 2025 is a great opportunity where you can cherish all the holy traditions and rituals and have a memory of a lifetime. 

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