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Nepal’s Maha Kumbh Mela Begins Today in Chataradham

April 9, 2024
Maha Kumbh Mela Chataradham

The 12th annual Mahakumbh Mela, a significant Hindu pilgrimage and festival, begins today at Chataradham, a sacred site in the Barahakshetra Municipality of Sunsari, Nepal. President Ram Chandra Poudel will officially inaugurate the event. The Maha Kumbh Mela will continue from April 9th to May 10th.

The Kumbh Mela is rooted in Hindu mythology, commemorating the places where drops of divine nectar fell. It takes place at five locations: Chataradham in Nepal, and Haridwar, Prayag, Nashik, and Ujjain in India. This festival holds immense spiritual importance for Hindus.

Jagat Guru Bal Santa Mohansharan Devacharya, the founder of the Kumbh Mela, anticipates the participation of high-level dignitaries including the President, Vice President, Prime Minister, Chief Justice, government ministers, and other prominent figures. Additionally, religious leaders from Nepal, India, Bhutan, the Americas, Australia, Canada, Europe, and more are expected to attend.

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Over 2,000 security personnel, including members of the Nepali Army, Armed Police Force, and Nepal Police, will ensure the safety of visitors. Organizers have constructed bathing areas, sanitation facilities, temporary shelters, and medical centers to accommodate the large number of expected devotees.

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