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Five-day Kumbh Mela begins in Kurukshetra after twelve years; state governor Arya inaugurates the event
In Kurukshetra of Haryana Kumbh Mela and Geeta Mahotsav were inaugurated by the state governor on December 3 that will conclude on December 7.

Haryana Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya made an auspicious beginning of the Kumbh Mela by lighting the traditional lamp which was attended by thousands of residents and pilgrims. The occasion has occurred after 12 years.

During coming five days lakhs of pilgrims and followes will have holy dip in various tanks here. However, the main gathering will be at Bramha Sarovar.

Since the festival has come after a long wait, it is going to be celebrated with zeal at Kurukshetra by going around various temples, bathing in tanks and listening to discourses as well as the divine song of Gita holy scripture.

It is said that in Kurukshetra, the holy pilgrimage consists of over 300 temples in and around the religious city. Taking a dip in the holy waters of Kurukshetra at this time  washes away sins and provide ascent to spiritual sphere.

"All great spiritual and religious events in Hinduism are imbued with divine symbolism and a reminder of self-realisation and Moksha as the ultimate aim of life as described in the scriptures. It is held that all divine  powers of the Trinity of Brahma-Vishnu-Mahesh, the devas, the shakties, the seven continents and the Vedas exist in the Kumbh and present the possibility of manifestation at the time the festival," said Nawal Kishore, a resident of Kurukshetra , who studied in the local school wherein recitation of the Gita was a daily affair.

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