Showing posts with label Mela. Show all posts
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Hinduism - What Does A Mela Mean In Sanskrit?


(“meeting”) The term mela, in its broadest definition, may apply to any big assembly, generally with a particular purpose.

Mela is often translated as "festival" or "fair" in a religious setting.

Commercial interests, religious activities, and entertainment are all part of melas.

Melas are frequently attended by a large number of religious pilgrims who travel to the festival's location.

The Kumbha Mela at Allahabad is by far the biggest of all melas.

The Kumbha Mela gathered 15 million people on a single day in 1989, and millions more throughout the course of the month-long celebration.

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