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About ujjain simhastha
Ujjain Simhastha, also known as Ujjain Kumbha Mela is the religious Mela celebrated every 12 years on the banks of Shipra River. It is one of the four Kumbha Melas held every three years in the four sacred places namely Haridwar, Allahabad, Nasik and Ujjain. Thus, there is a 12-year interval for a particular place to celebrate this festival. The last Kumbha Mela in Ujjain was held in 2016 and the next on will be in 2028. In Ujjain Simhastha, special significance is given to Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, which is revered as the abode of Shiva’s Swayambhu lingam. Millions of pilgrims from different corners of the country gather in the holy city to take a holy dip in the Shipra River. Considering the presence of a huge crowd of several millions of pilgrims, heavy security arrangements are provided during this festival that lasts for a month.
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Banks of Shipra River, Ujjain
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An auspicious occasion to purify our souls and relieve from the chain of endless births and deaths.
Several millions of people participate in this holy event and the government takes severe measures to provide security for the huge ocean of people