Kumbh Mela, a famous Hindu festival, has been added to UNESCO's list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Given the math, Kumbh Mela returns to each location after a span of 12 years. It is also said that the water in the four sacred rivers turn into nectar during the Kumbh Mela. Photo: ReutersAn expert body, which recommended the nomination of Kumbh Mela, said that Kumbh will always maintain its continuity as it is an event where Guru-Shishya parampara is given preference. Why Kumbh Mela is celebratedDevotees believe that the holy water which turns into nectar during the mela has the power to wash away their sins.

Source:   India Today
December 07, 2017 11:03 UTC