Don't Listen To What People Say ... Go and See

Don't Listen To What People Say 

... Go and See


DONT LISTEN TO WHAT PEOPLE SAY...GO AND SEE!!!

Don't listen to all the fuss about hygiene, dirt, stinking water, nonavailability of food, improper accommodations......🌾🌾

Just barge in with positivity and come out with a totally new experience... ✨✨✨✨

YES, I'm talking about the World's largest  Congregation of Humans on 🌎🌍 Earth.. THE MAHAKUMBH OF PRAYAGRAJ...









If you really want to feel the saturation of energy..the madness..the calm...the reality...the mysticism...the culture..the cuisine...the UNITY and THE DIVERSITY...no another place than this.🪄🎷🎷

Prayagraj has a specific special sub-town called 

MELA-GROUND for organizing Kumbh which becomes live and inhabited with vibrant people for almost one month every year during the month of January or month of Magh in hindi calender. This event organised every year is called MAGH-MELA... 

Every twelve years MAHA-KUMBH is held in rotation at the four holy places of Haridwar, Allahabad, Ujjain and Nasik. Each site’s celebration is based on a distinct set of astrological positions of the Sun, the Moon, and Jupiter, the holiest time occurring at the exact moment when these positions are fully occupied. It's the grandest of Celebrations...

Every six years there is an 

ARDH- KUMBH..

The Kumbh Mela at Prayag, in particular, attracts millions of Pilgrims. In addition, a Great Kumbh Mela festival is held every 144 years at Prayag, most recently in 2001..... 🌻🌻🌻

I witnessed this grandeur.... Prayagraj becomes one big Live Organism then...

There is a continuous influx and outflux of millions and millions of people who are supposed to tread on fixed-route on migrating roads...this is done intentionally by the civic authorities to maintain law and order and to avoid confusion. Everything and everyone is on the move...

The city is awake 24*7..

Locals sit with homemade snacks, sharbat, and tea outside their homes..to feed the hungry and thirsty pilgrims...

If you want to know what selflessness is....how faith moves 🏔️🏔️ mountains...what life is🧬🧬... come here and witness.

Every pilgrim is headed towards MA GANGA...to take that holy dip...on certain special dates, there is literally a Tsunami of Humans on this land...

MELA-GROUND is layed out very meticulously...with temporary establishments, govt offices, police stations, fire stations, dharmshala, guest houses, hotels, pandals, ashrams, shops, public toilets .....🏪🏥🏪

ALL TEMPORARY...for a month. The streets are cut at right angles..fully lighted. Eateries with Pakodas, Chai, Litti Choka, Poodi Sabji, Jalebi, Samosas....🥙🧆🥨🫕

List is Unending.... ✨

 

Various AKHADAS with whole clan live there the whole month..

There are big Sadhus, small Sadhus, no Sadhus Hermits, Nagas, ...who stay there for whole month practicing austere rituals and are called KALP-WASI....🎪🎪🎪

The Magical world it is....indeed.💫💫

There are PEEPE-KE-PUL...Bridges made out by tying peepe or big plastic cylinders that remain afloat....🌉🌉

During night... MELA-GROUND is wake with lights, Dholakas, bhajans, kirtans and once in every while announcement of children and people lost...


MESMERIZING LIFE ✨✨


When the system, the governance dissapoints us then  Kumbh Mela is a star ⭐⭐ studded example defying the same.

This whole Sub-town is created out of no -where...and  Functions  Triumphantly..  ✨✨✨


Story about Kumbh to follow in next article...

Till then Take Care... 🤗🤗🤗

THERE'S A SUNRISE AND SUNSET EVERY EVERY SINGLE DAY...AND THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY FREE..


DON'T MISS THEM .. 🤗🌻🌻


Tanuja Chouhan

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