Nepal’s Maha Kumbh Mela Starts Today at Chataradham

Nepal's Maha Kumbh Mela Starts Today at Chataradham

Chatara, Nepal– Today marks the commencement of the 12th annual Mahakumbh Mela, a significant Hindu pilgrimage and festival, at Chataradham, a sacred site located in the Barahakshetra Municipality of Sunsari, Nepal. President Ram Chandra Poudel will officiate the inauguration ceremony. The Maha Kumbh Mela is scheduled to run from April 9th to May 10th.

Rooted in Hindu mythology, the Kumbh Mela venerates the spots where divine nectar is believed to have fallen. It is celebrated at five principal locations: Chataradham in Nepal, and Haridwar, Prayag, Nashik, and Ujjain in India, holding profound spiritual significance for Hindus.

Jagat Guru Bal Santa Mohansharan Devacharya, the founder of the Kumbh Mela, expects the participation of esteemed dignitaries such as the President, Vice President, Prime Minister, Chief Justice, government ministers, and other notable figures. Moreover, religious leaders from Nepal, India, Bhutan, the Americas, Australia, Canada, Europe, and beyond are anticipated to grace the occasion.

To ensure the safety of attendees, over 2,000 security personnel, including members of the Nepali Army, Armed Police Force, and Nepal Police, have been deployed. Adequate facilities such as bathing areas, sanitation amenities, temporary shelters, and medical centers have been set up by organizers to cater to the large influx of devotees expected to attend.

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