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Why is Maha Kumbh held after 12 year ?

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Asked by manasi bhadouria, 05 Jan '13 02:38 pm
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Its the Purna Kumbh Mela which falls after every 12 years, while the ordinary Kumbh Mela is normally held after every four years. As per ancient Hindu mythology, some planets that are believed to affect the destiny of the human race align every 12 years and the Purna Kumbh Mela is held exactly during the time of this powerful planetary alignment. So,the Purna Kumbh Mela is given the greater importance than the ordinary Kumbh Mela.
Answered by Joseph Chacko, 05 Jan '13 02:52 pm

 
  
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Kumbh mela is celebrated when Jupiter transits sidereal Kumbha rasi (Aquarius).Jupiter takes about 11.5 to 12 years to complete one round of zodiac and come to the same position again , hence Kumbh mela is held approximately every 12 years .
Answered by Prasoon Sinha, 05 Jan '13 02:38 pm

 
  
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The account goes that the demigods had lost their strength by the curse of Durvs Muni, and to regain it, they approach Lord Brahma and Lord Shiva than they directed all demigods to Supreme Personalty of Godhead Lord Visnu[13] (full story on kumbh mela) and after praying to Lord Visnu, He instructed them for churning ocean of milk Ksheera Sagara (primordial ocean of milk) for amrita (the nectar of immortality). This required them to make a temporary agreement with their arch enemies, the demons or Asuras, to work together with a promise of sharing the wealth equally thereafter.[14] However, when the Kumbha (urn) containing the amrita appeared, a fight ensued. For twelve days and twelve nights (equivalent to twelve human years) the gods and demons fought in the sky for the pot of amrita. It is believed that during the battle, Lord Vishnu(Incarnates as Mohini-Mrti) flew away with the Kumbha of elixir spilling drops of amrita at four places: Allahabad, Haridwar, Ujjain and Nashik.
Answered by Kamal, 05 Jan '13 09:48 pm

 
  
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The Ardh (half) Kumbh Mela is celebrated every six years at Haridwar and Allahabad, the Purna (complete) Kumbh takes place every twelve years at four places Allahabad, Haridwar, Ujjain, and Nashik. The Maha (great) Kumbh Mela which comes after 12 'Purna Kumbh Melas', or 144 years, is held at Allahabad
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Answered by anil garg, 05 Jan '13 08:49 pm

 
  
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Kumbh Mela is celebrated at different locations depending on the position of the planet of Bhaspati (Jupiter) and the sun. When Jupiter and the sun are in the zodiac sign Leo (Simha Rashi) it is held in Trimbakeshwar, Nashik; when the sun is in Aries ' and dis position comes after 12 years only
Answered by vedprakash sharma, 05 Jan '13 06:22 pm

 
  
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To stop twins getting lost
Answered by Prince Deva, 05 Jan '13 02:57 pm

 
  
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Kumbh mela is celebrated when Jupiter transits sidereal Kumbha rasi (Aquarius).Jupiter takes about 11.5 to 12 years to complete one round of zodiac and come to the same position again , hence Kumbh mela is held approximately every 12 years and ardh Kumbha is held when Jupiter transits the exactly opposite sign sidereal Simha or Leo.This is also held after every 11.5 to 12 years apart but approximately six years apart from Kumbha.
Answered by Quest, 05 Jan '13 02:41 pm

 
  
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It completes a rotation after every twelve years...
Answered by sharfaziz, 05 Jan '13 02:41 pm

 
  
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