One gigantic gathering of devotees to celebrate one cause. A showcase of humanity at one place that can be just termed as “majestic” .
The Kumbh Mela or the Kumbh fair is held after every 3 years at four location in a cyclic manner.the Ardh (half) Kumbh Mela is celebrated every six years at Haridwar and Prayag(Allahbad) so in this way the the Purna (complete) Kumbh takes place every twelve years.The Maha (great) Kumbh Mela which comes after 12 ‘Purna Kumbh Melas’, or 144 years, is held at Allahabad.
Kumbh Mela is celebrated at different locations depending on the position of the planet of Bṛhaspati (Jupiter) and the sun. When Jupiter and the sun are in the zodiac sign Leo (Singh Rashi) it is held in Trimbakeshwar, Nashik; when the sun is in Aries (Mesha Rashi) it is celebrated at Haridwar; when Jupiter is in Taurus (Vrishabha Rashi ) and the sun is in Capricorn (Makar Rashi) Kumbha Mela is celebrated at Prayag; and Jupiter and the sun are in Scorpio (Vrishchik Rashi) the Mela is celebrated at Ujjain.Each site’s celebration dates are calculated in advance according to a special combination of zodiacal positions of Sun, Moon, and Jupiter.