Visarjan of 7 Sins in Kumbh
India is a land of spiritual people where all the festivals, days, events, business beliefs, lifestyle adaptations and major activities of life revolve around religious beliefs. Kumbh Mela is one such belief which results in the biggest gathering of people on Earth.
Kumbh Mela is organized every third year at one of the four pilgrimages by rotation: Haridwar, Allahabad (Prayag), Nasik and Ujjain. With a mass faith of Hindus to gather at a sacred river for a bath and purification of the soul from all the sins, this meal became the biggest event of the country too. It is believed in Hinduism that drops of nectar fell from the Kumbh carried by gods after the sea was churned at these four places and people gather to get rid of effects of sins which happened intentionally or unintentionally. For making the Soul pure & pious, people travel thousands of kilometres to take a bath in Kumbh.
It is believed in every religion that wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy and gluttony are the 7 sins that are a hindrance in the path to salvation. These are the sins which bring the evil characteristics in human and take them away from god. Kumbh Mela is a place to wash out all sins and get time to devote to worshipping god.
This year (2013), Kumbh Mela is organized at Allahabad and up to 100 million pilgrims are about to visit in this duration. This meal is organized for one and a half months and Indian Government arranges and manages all the functions from travelling, boarding, food and security for millions. It is not only a religious celebration in the country but a huge business affair too. It’s an opportunity for almost every big brand to advertise their product in masses and in fact it’s a chance to make people experience. Business is at its peak in these months. Allahabad is the centre of attraction for every brand. And apart from pilgrims, there are reporters, advertisers, guards, administration team, workers, management team, etc. for their respective tasks. Even celebrities and biggies visit Kumbh and maintaining their security is another challenge. Managing this gigantic facility and a massive crowd is a big responsibility. This year somehow stampede and fire turned off the spirit of many pilgrims and people decided to stay safe at home rather than visiting Kumbh and get stuck in commotion.
Seeing the present scenario I am getting even more concerned about the next Kumbh Mela in Ujjain (2016). Preparations are going well but we will make sure for more security arrangements and better facilities to avoid such mishaps. Our team is now more focused on safety measures.
Visarjan of 7sins in Kumbh gives great relief to mind and soul. Have a Happy path to salvation. Shubh Kumbh Yatra to everyone!