The biggest Hindu religious gathering in the world started today (14 Jan 2012) and ends on Maha Shivratri ( 10th March 2013).
If you want to attend Maha Kumbha Mela at Allahabad you have to remember this dates :
14th January 2013 (Monday) Makar Sankranti
27th January 2013(Sunday) Paush Purnima
10th February 2013(Sunday) Mauni Amavasya Snan (Main Bathing Day)
15th February 2013(Friday) Basant Panchami Snan
25th February 2013 (Monday) Maghi Purnima Snan
10th March 2013(Sunday) Maha Shivratri
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The akharas have been allotted fixed time, ranging from 30 minutes to about an hour depending upon the size of their respective procession, for bathing with routes for going to and returning from Sangam so separated as to ward off possibility of members of rival akharas coming in contact with each other.
Total budget for Maha Kumbh is Rs 1,200 crore, which is Rs 200 crore more than that of the last mela. The Uttar Pradesh government is expected to earn revenues worth Rs 12,000 crore from the mela. The Kumbha mela would also provide employment to over 6.2 lakh people. Over 25 doctors and 130 ambulances will be on duty round the clock at the 100-bed central hospital in the Mela premises. The UP government is expected to earn revenues worth Rs 12,000 crore from the mela. The mela would also provide employment to over 6 lakh people