Kumbh Mela is a very big fair and the largest gathering of Hindu pilgrims, Celebrated at four holly places , 1. Haridwar at river Ganga, 2. Prayag(Allabhad) at river triveni, 3. Ujjain at river Shipra, 4. Nasik at river godavari. The grand event held by rotation, on the banks of the sacred river Godavari, Shipra, Triveni(Ganga + yamuna + Saraswati) . During this big fair Hindus pilgrims gather at the sacred Ganges river for holy bath. The major attractions of this biggest religious fair are the procession of Naga Sadhu “Holy Men of India” and procession of Akharas marching.
There are three types of kumbh melas.
· Kumbh mela, which helds every 3 year and at one of the four places by rotation.
· Ardh Kumbh mela, which helds every 6 year and at only two places, Haridwar and Prayag (Allahabad).
· Maha Kumbh mela , which helds every 12 year at all four places.