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Kumbh Fair Haridwar
Hardwar, is situated on the foothills of Shivaliks. It is here that the river Ganga, coming down from the gigantic Himalayas, touches the plains. Haridwar is the first place where the river meets the plainsKumbh Fair Haridwar . Also known as Mayapuri, Gangadwar, Tapovan and Mokshadwar in the ancient scriptures, Haridwar is a city with immense religious significance and a major pilgrimage town for the Hindus. It is among the seven sacred cities of India and one of the four holy sites for Kumbh Mela. It also finds importance as one of the major Shaktipeeths.

The Mythological Origin
The historical relevance of the Kumbh Mela goes back to the time when the Amritkalasha (pot of amrit) was retrieved from the Samudramanthan (churning of the ocean). A great fight followed between the gods and the demons, to take possession of the pot of amrit. During this tussle, a few drops of nectar fell at four places: Prayag (Allahabad), Haridwar, Nasik and Ujjain. To commemorate this holy event, Hindus from all over the country come together for to take a holy dip in the mighty Ganga.

The Planetary Positioning
The astrological date for Kumbh at Haridwar falls when Venus and Jupiter coincide with Aquarius and the Sun enters Aries. This planetary position is said to medicate the waters of the Ganga and turn it into nectar. Apart from Kumbh, Ardh Kumb Mela is also held here,every six years.


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