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Does lord Shiva smoke Chillum?

I have seen many people who worship lord Shiva who prefer to be naked and they have ash (Bhabhuti) powdered all over their body. I am not sure what these people are known as but I have seen them in ...
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What is the origin of Kumbha Mela?

Once every 12 years, the Maha Kumbh is celebrated at Haridwar, Prayag, Nasik and Ujjain. It is generally believed that the reason for celebrating Maha Kumbh at those 4 places is because the Amrita (...
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“If you talk of righteousness, spiritualism, then India comes first”. Why? [closed]

I've transcribed words pronounced by Ramanand Puri during the Kumbh Mela 2001: (Source: see this video from 1:50 to 2:25) "Every place, every society, every country is famous for its specialization....
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Is there any mention of Amrit falling at different places after quarrel between Dev and Daityas

I saw an episode of 'Shiv Mahapuran' serial and there it was shown when Amrit came out of Samudra Manthan, Dev and Daityas were running after one another, quarrelling and snatching the Amrit holding ...
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What was the debate where Ramanandi tradition defeated Ramanuja tradition in 1921 Ujjain Kumbh mela?

From wiki The 1921 Simhastha is notable for a historic debate in which the Ramanandi Sampradaya defeated the Ramanuja sampradaya (Shri Vaishnavas). The debate was to address the question whether ...
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Does anyone recognize this symbol?

My cousin has seen a symbol similar to this at 'Ujjain Simhast Kumbh 2016'. He send this to me wondering if I recognize it, but I don't. Does anyone know anything about this symbol?
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Is Mahamaham connected with kumbh mela?

Mahamaham is celebrated every 12 years at Kumbakonam, when people take a dip in the holy mahamaham tank. Does this also qualify as a kumbha mela? What is its scriptural background?
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What is the benefit of attending Kumbh Mela?

I learned at university that the Kumbh Mela is the largest gathering of people ever and that it occurs once every 12 years. I know it rotates between four cities meaning there is a Kumbh Mela ...
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Are priests of other religions allowed to take part in Kumbh Mela?

Are priests of other religions allowed to take part in Kumbh Mela? Or, is it only a confluence of Hindu saints?
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How naga sadhus reach to kumba mela place? [closed]

I have read this in a facebook post, I felt it as a puzzle and thought to ask here. We all know that naga sadhus won't wear cloths, but how they reach to kumba mela place? If those many people are ...