Kumbh Mela is a conscious gift! The biggest conscious gift! It is a place where the energy of the Cosmic consciousness comes to planet Earth visibly for all to see. From the organizers of this great happening, to the ascetics, pilgrims, and spiritual heads, all are working and acting out of this energy. The atmosphere of Kumbh Mela is then one of pure enlightenment and spiritual growth. Those who attend this extraordinary event will simply get swept away on the wave of enlightened consciousness to new spiritual and conscious heights.
Kumbh Mela is an event unlike any other on planet Earth. Not only is it the largest gathering of human beings in one place, it the the largest peaceful gathering of human beings. No crime, or misconduct pollute the waters of the sacred space of Kumbh Mela during the whole event! How is this possible? How is it possible that such a large gathering of human beings can take place without any setbacks, or hiccups along the way? The answer is simple. Kumbh Mela is a pure conscious happening. Where else will you see sadhus, or renunciates, burying their heads in the sand, or standing on one leg for years, and performing various other conscious miracles for all to see? Where else is food served freely for all, without even a hint of making a profit off of the masses who flock to this event? How is it possible that over 100 million people can take a holy snan, or bath, sincerely and offer prayers without a stampede or interruption of any kind? This is Kumbh Mela! It is an event inspired by the Cosmic consciousness for the Cosmic consciousness!
The spirit of this great festival can never be shaken. It is normal that over time such large gatherings of human beings should eventually become corrupted or changed in such a way that the original spirit is lost. This does not happen with Kumbh Mela. The original intent, to experience Cosmic consciousness, is still very much alive in all areas of Kumbh Mela. There is even a tradition, age-old, that no one is allowed to take anything back from Kumbh Mela. Sadhus who are performing religious austerity are many times given money and offerings by those who pass by. This offering, also called ‘bhandara’, is eventually given to other sadhus and beggars. The sadhus simply give away all that has been offered to them. They will leave the way they came, empty-handed. This tradition is still very much alive in Kumbh Mela.
Only by coming to Kumbh Mela can you experience the true power of this Cosmic space. A conscious happening can only be experienced consciously. Kumbh Mela is the biggest conscious happening in the world allowing all to experience the Vedic tradition and culture in a truly vibrant way! It is a pure representation of the Hindu way of life. All the philosophies of Hinduism are on full display during the festival. Kumbh Mela cannot be missed. It is a once in a lifetime event that can transform and enrich anyone who attends.