Preparing for Kumbh Mela

There are clouds of doubt over organizing of the KumbhMela whether Nashik city is well adapted to organize a such a big religious event like the Simhastha KumbhMela which will begin from July to September next year. Encroachments are one of the many hurdles which have to be dealt with immediately and also the river Godavari has to be made clean and pollutant free.

As they city is getting crowded year after year this has taken a toll on the routes to the ‘shahisnaam’ or the ritual dip, for this reason the encroachment must be cleared from these sites. The areas held in reserve for religious ceremonies and accommodation are also not free of encroachment. kumbhamela The authorities in concern have assured that all the necessary actions will be taken to make sure that the KumbhMela is conducted in an even an orderly manner. Time ticks away fast, so preparations for the KumbhMela have to be made on war-foot basis. More than 1 crore pilgrims all over India and the world are expected to come and seek blessing in this religious gathering which happens once in 12 years. Government has authorized budget of Rs 2,400 crore for the KumbhMela to be held in Nashik in 2015. The authorities in charge must make sure that this money is used to make Nashik well prepared to organize such a religious event.

Do’s and Don’ts for Kumbh Mela


  • For safety and security reasons Pilgrims should use the Ghats and bathing areas that are authorized by the administration in charge for the Mela
  • Ghats and bathing areas in proximity to the place of stay should be used by the Pilgrims
  • Immediately inform the police or the Mela administration in case of any suspicious or unidentified object
  • The regulations and traffic rules set by the traffic authorities must be followed.
  • Information and guidelines given by the police or the Mela administration must be followed to avoid any inconvenience
  • Make use of the garbage cans to throw garbage
  • Inform the Mela administration or police in case of a lost person
  • Pilgrims and travelers must dress modestly keeping in mind the religious and cultural sensibilities of the event


  • Encouraging the use of plastic bags
  • Washing of clothes besides the river bank
  • Overcrowding at a single place
  • Pilgrims and tourists are instructed not to encourage beggary
  • Usage of soap while bathing in the river
  • Articles used for worship or ceremonies must not be thrown in the river