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Kumbh Fair begins

Kumbh Mela Festival began on Jan 14,Thursday 2010,New Year to start with cleaning one's sin,with a holy dip in sacred river Ganges the festival to continue for three motnhs,last day is 14 April 2010.There is common belief that bathing during the festival will cleanse the soul and break the karmic cycle of life and rebirth.Astrologers view the 'Kumbh Fair' takes place when the planet Jupiter enters Aquarius and the Sun enters Aries. Kumbha (Kumbha means pot) Mela (means fair) is a sacred Hindu pilgrimage. It takes place at the following four locations of India: Prayag,Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh) , Haridwar(Uttarakhand) , Ujjain(Madhya Pradesh) , Nasik (Maharashtra)

Haridwar, the holy city lies at the foot of the Shivalik range of the Himalayas Legend goes that when lord Shiva sent Ganga to quench the thirst of the people, she extricated herself from the matted locks of Lord Shiva and descended to the plains at Haridwar. From here, the Ganga proceeds eastwards and southwards …