Kumbha Melas: Haridwar: coinciding with Guru in Kumbha Raashi and Surya in Mesha Raashi; Prayaga: with the entry of Guru in Vrisha Raashi, and Surya in Makara Raashi; Ujjain: Guru in Simha Raashi, and Surya in Mesha; Nasika: Guru in Simha and Surya in Simha. Other Melas: Amarnath: Ashwiyuja Purnima; Haridwar: Twelve yearly Kumbha, Shiva ratri and Chaitra; Jwalamukhi: Chaitra Ashwiyuja Nava Ratras; Vaidyanath: Shivaratris; Kurukshetra: Every Amavasya and a Solar Eclipses; Pe hva: Kartika and Vaishakhi Amavasyas; Gadha Mukteshwara: Kartika Purnimas; Mathura: Yama dwiteeyan (Kartika Shukla Dwiteeya and Kartika Purnima; Vraja mandala: Bhadra Shukla Ekadasi onward; Nanda gaon, Gokula, Brindavana : Janmashtami-Bhadrapada Krishnashtami; Naimisharanya: Every Amavasya, full Phalguna month, Maagha Amavasya and Purnima; Prayaga: Kumbha Mela every twelfth year, every Maagha month and Makara Samkranti; Chitra kuta, Ayodhya:Rama Navami and Solar eclipse; Devi Paatana: Chaitra Navaratras; Sonpur: Kartika Purnima; Khatmandu, Nepal: Maha Shivaratri; Kolkatta and all over in West Bengal: Ashwiyuja Navaratras; Kamakhya: Navaratras in Chaitra and Asviyuja; Puri:Ahadha Ratha Yatras, Maha Shiva Ratri; Bhuvaneshwara: Vyashakha Month; Konarak: Maagha Shukla Paksha; Ujjain: Dwadasha Kumbha and Maha Shivaratra; Nashika: Besides the twelve yearly Kumbha, Ramanavami, Shravana Month, Navaratras, Makara Sankranti, Maha Shiva Ratra, Grahana timings, and Ahika Maasa; Bhima shankar: Maha Shiva Ratri; Pandari pura: Ahadha, Kartika and Chaitra Months; Saalaasara: Hanumajjyayanti; Lohargala: Bhadra Amavasya; Naata dwaara: entire Kartika month; Gokarna:Maha Shiva ratri; Shrishaila:Maha Shiva ratri; Bhadrachala: Shri Rama Navami; Tirupati: All festivals as also Brahmotsavas; Kalahasti: Maha Shiva Ratris; Kanchi: Jyeshta month; Kumbhakonam: Maagha month; and Magha Kumbha mela; Trichi: Bhadrapada; Shrirangam: Pousha and Maagha months; Rameshwaram: Maha Shiva Ratri, Shravana, Jyeshtha and Ashadha months; Dhanushkodi: Solar and Lunar eclipses, Ashadha Purnima; Tiruvantapuram: Padmanabha Ananta Chaturdashi; Siddhapur: Saraswsati River’s Kartika and Vaishakha Purnimas;Ambaji: Bhadra Purnima; Girnar:Maha Shivaratri; Shamlaji:Kartika Purnima; Dakor: Ahswiyuja and Kartika Purnimas; also at Parli Vaidyanath, Tulja Bhavani, Kolhapur, Maha Baleshwar, Rajamahendri, Mahabalipuram, Krishna River, Tiruvayur, Pakshi Tirtha, Chidambaram, Nagapattanam, Tanjore, Jambukeshwar, Kanyakumari, Gokarna, Mysore, Dwaraka, Nanded, Shringeri, Kanchi, Srirangapattana and so on.
Sri V.D.N.Rao and Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham
Kamakoti.org presents the Essence of Puranas in English, condensed by Sri. V.D.N.Rao, devotee of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam. Compiled, Composed and Interpreted by V.D.N.Rao, Former General Manager, India Trade Promotion Organisation, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India The author can be contacted at [email protected]