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Simhastha is a grand holy celebration in India. It is believed that Gods and demons competed against each other during 'churning of the ocean' to taste the divine nectar of immortality in the Simhastha Kumbh. During this battle, drops of the precious nectar fell into four places- Haridwar, Prayag (Allahabad), Nashik and Ujjain.
Simhastha is conducted once every 12 years at these four places to cherish the sacred event of immortality. The river containing this divine nectar named Kshipra is considered the enhancer of life. This grand fest is attended by millions of devotees around the world. Simhastha 2016 will start on 22nd of April and end on 21st of May.
Check out these 11 reasons why everyone must visit simhastha before they die.
Taking a dip in the holy waters of Kshipra is considered to remove all the sins of the believers.
Despite Sadhus from across the country participating in the Simhastha, everyone gets the same treatment in this grand event.
Giving alms at these ghats is considered a very pious deed.
Now who would not want to remove all the sins in one go?
Simhastha is considered to be one of the largest human gatherings in the world. So why miss a chance to participate in this grand event.
Simhastha is a rare event that occurs after a long time interval of 12 years. If you miss this event, then you need to wait for more than a decade to participate in it.
Saints, photographers, poets, politicians, celebrities, media and pilgrims come from all around the world to be a part of Grand Simhastha.
If you're looking for eternal peace, then you just can't afford missing Simhastha.
You can buy dress materials, jewelry, tribal metal work, leather products and beautiful handicraft at affordable rates in the cities conducting this fest.
Don't forget to taste the famous street foods such as Dal bati, poha jalebi, poori sabzi, laddoo and famous namkeens at Simhastha Kumbh.
There are numerous cab and train facilities to reach this grand Simhastha Mela. Simhastha provides accommodation facility to millions of pilgrims. So what are you waiting for?
Don't miss this life-time opportunity of attending this grand fest.