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Kumbha Sankranti 2023: Date, Time, Significance And Rituals

24 Jan, 2023 by Parita Soni

Kumbha Sankranti 2023: Date, Time, Significance And Rituals

24 Jan, 2023 by Parita Soni

As per the Hindu Solar Calendar, Kumbha Sankranti marks the beginning of the 11th month. It is on this day that the Sun transits from Makar Rashi to Kumbha Rashi. Due to the position of the Sun, the auspicious time of day is relatively limited, and it varies every year. The significance of Kumbha Sankranti is that the Kumbha Mela, the greatest religious fest of the world, is held on this day once every twelve years, at holy places like Haridwar, Allahabad, and River Godavari in Nasik. Millions of people visit the Ganga River to take a holy bath to purify themselves and their surroundings from all sins and evils.

Though Kumbha Sankranti vrat is observed in many parts of India, the people of east India celebrate it with utmost enthusiasm. In West Bengal, the celebration of this fest begins from Falgun Maas. This festival is also known as Masi Masam as per the Malayalam calendar. On Kumbha Sankranti 2023, just like every year, many devotees will bathe in the holy waters of Ganga by visiting the cities like Allahabad, Ujjain, Nasik and Haridwar. 

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Kumbha Sankranti 2023: Date and Time

The Kumbha Sankranti Puja Vidhi can be performed by the devotees themselves, or they can also call an astrologer or priest to perform the rituals as per their convenience, on the following date and time:

Event

Date & Time

Kumbha Sankranti Date

February 13, 2023

Sunrise 

7:04 am

Sunset

6:17 am 

Punya Kaal Muhurat

February 13 7:04 am to 9:48 am 

Maha Punya Kaal Muhurat

February 13 9:24 am to 9:48 am

Sankranti Moment

9:48 am 

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Kumbha Sankranti Vrat Rituals

The rituals to be followed for the Kumbha Sankranti Puja Vidhi are:

  • Bath in the holy waters of River Ganga.
  • Devotees who are unable to bathe in Ganga can also do it in the Godavari, Yamuna, or Shipra to get free from their sins.
  • With full devotion, pray and meditate to Goddess Ganga for a successful life.
  • Just like other Sankrantis, as a part of Kumbha Sankranti Vrat Vidhi too, devotees should donate to the Brahmin Pandits.
  • On this day, the offerings to cows are considered too auspicious and beneficial for the devotees.
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Kumbha Sankranti Vrat Katha

Using the hill of Mantra and Vasuki - the snake, once the gods, as well as demons, decided to stir the milk ocean. The churning rod was supported by Lord Vishnu on his sturdy back, who took the form of a tortoise and was thus named Kurmavatar. One after the other, many things came out of the ocean, and finally, there came a pot of nectar (Amrit). The gods were worried that the demons would devour the nectar, hence they hid it at four different places, namely, Haridwar, Prayag (Allahabad), Ujjain and Nasik. 

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The nectar of eternal life dropped on the day of Kumbh Sankranti in all these places, giving rise to the most sacred places. Thus, the Kumbha Sankranti significance relates to having the extraordinary power to get freedom from sins, and any man or woman taking a dip in the holy waters on this day benefits from prosperity and immortality. It is due to this Kumbha Sankranti vrat katha, that Kumbha Mela is organized in these places every 12 years.

Endnote

You are now well aware of the Kumbha Sankranti Vrat Vidhi, as well as the benefits it delivers. So, all the devotees seeking prosperity, happiness, and success in life should observe Kumbha Sankranti Vrat on February 13, 2023. For any questions related to how this festival will impact your stars, you can speak to the astrologer as well.

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