Maha Kumbh Mela!

January, 2025 | Allahabad, India

The Maha Kumbh Mela is an age old hindu festival where monks, babas, sadhus and gurus gather together where the three rivers meet, on the riverbank near Allahabad, India.

This site has been created to give free Mela information about the festival. I’m not a tour guide or travel agent, I just know the Mela… This large gathering happens every 12 years, when the planets are in alignment, a smaller fair is also held here every year. You should go there in January and see for yourself…

Jaga Shanti Camp

In addition, I would like to share with you my experiences, and the experiences of those who joined together for the mela and helped to create our own camp site in 2001, the Jaga Shanti Camp. I have been to 3 of these festivals… so far!

The Next Maha Kumbh Mela is in January 2025

Event is Free, But There’s Only Room for 50,000,000!

About the Festival

A historic look at the largest gathering of humanity on the planet along with some modern details on the festival.

History: From the 5th Century
History: From the 5th Century
Myth: Nectar of Immortality
Myth: Nectar of Immortality
The Mela Festival Grounds
The Mela Festival Grounds

Where It’s At

Allahabad, India is in central India where the Ganges River meets the Jamuna River.

According to both ancient mythology and modern astronomy, as the planets align every 12 years, the monks and Babas of India will come together to dip in the holy Ganges river. In 2013, an even more significant alignment of 144 years occured. Many people traveled to Allahabad and met so many Sages, Saints, Sadhus and Gurus receiving their blessings, cleansing their karma and healing their souls.

The festival is totally free in every sense. By simply showing up you may find a place to stay, make many good friends, however always use caution, as you explore the Mela, and become part of this amazing spectacular event!

Contact me if you have any questions about the event.