The planning of Kumbh Mela in Haridwar is in the final stage. The Kumbh Mela is held every 12 years, but this time the Kumbh Mela was organized a year ago in 2021. The reason is that in 2022, Jupiter will not be in Aquarius, so it was decided to organize Kumbh Mela in the 11th year. This time Kumbh Mela is being organized from 14th January 2021 i.e. the day of Uttarayan. This time the first Aquarius royal bath will take place on the day of Shivaratri on March 11, the second royal place will take place on the day of Somavati Amavasya on April 12, the third main royal bath on the day of Aries Sankrati on April 14 and the fourth royal place on the day of Vaishakhi Purnima on April 27. So we will tell you about the history of the royal bath, its importance and the tradition associated with it.
The special importance of Kumbh Shahi bath has been shown in Hinduism. Bathing in Aquarius brings liberation from all kinds of sins and attains Moksha. The importance of father has been shown in Hinduism. It is said that bathing in Aquarius calms the parent soul and keeps showering blessings.
The royal bath of Aquarius takes place in a very royal manner as per its name. During the royal period, the monk-saint arrives to bathe in his wonderful form sitting on elephant-horse and gold-silver scaffolding. Before the special muhurat of the royal bath, the monks gather on the shore and shout loudly. On the day of the muhurat of the royal bath, Kumbh looks very attractive. The monks of the 13 akhadas take a dip and worship on the banks of the holy river.
This time the royal place will be at Haridwar on the holy banks of the Ganges. 13 The monks and saints of the akhada gather on the river bank before the muhurat and the order of their royal bath is also pre-determined. Before that no one can go down to the river to bathe. Only after the monks take a bath do the common people get a chance to take a bath. The muhurat of the royal bath begins at 4 p.m. Now imagine what a daunting task it would be to take a dip in the cold river water early in the morning in the bitter cold.
The tradition of royal bathing is centuries old. It is believed that the royal bathing tradition dates back to the 14th or 16th century. At that time the country was ruled by the Mughals. At that time the monks were fighting fiercely against the Mughals. The Mughal rulers divided their work and flags by meeting with them. At that time monks were given the opportunity to bathe first to pay their respects. During this bath, the monks were honored with royal pomp and hence it has been known as the royal bath ever since.