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IN Desi ON 20 Apr, 2016
Simhastha is much more than a religious event. It is one of the largest human gatherings in the world.This grand holy celebration in India is attended by millions of devotees from around the world. One amazing fact about Kumbh Mela is that it is celebrated after every 12 years. There are many mythical tales and fascinating facts associated with this grand event.
Check out the 10 wonderful facts you would really love to know about the Grand Kumbh Mela.
It is the oldest written proof of Simhastha in the Indian history.
Besides pilgrims, Simhastha is full of different saints such as Naga Saints (naked holy monks), Parivrajakas (silent monks), Shirshasinis (monks who meditate 24 hours) and Kalpvasis (monks who bathe thrice a day).
ISRO used remote sensing satellites to capture the bird eye images of Grand Simhastha in 2010.
One of the popular TV series 'An Idiot Abroad' featured Simhastha in its second episode.
This grand fest creates job opportunities for nearly 65,000 individuals.
It was directed by Dilip Roy.
The movie was titled as 'Kumbh Mela: The greatest show on earth.'
In this Grand event, 14 hospitals with 250 doctors are equipped with all the medical aid amenities to serve the crowd in best possible way.
30 temporary police stations also ensure the safety and security measures at Simhastha.
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