Rajim Kumbh Mela
- DURATION: 31/01/2018 – 13/02/2018
- LOCATION: Rajim, Chhattisgarh
Rajim Kumbh (Devanagari: राजिम कुम्भ or राजिम कुंभ) is an annual Hindu pilgrimage held in Rajim, located in Gariyaband district, Chhattisgarh, India. The pilgrim falls in line with the traditional pilgrim fairs like those held in Haridwar and Allahabad. A Kumbh is where pilgrims and devotees flock in to take bath en masse in sacred rivers to wash off their sins and attain redemption.
Rajim has been a hotspot for the Vaishnavites since long. It is also a known Shaiva dharma centre. It was also a camping station on the pilgrimage route to other pilgrim centres in the vicinity. The ritual of Kalpwas is performed at Rajim just like it is at Allahabad. The religious congregation at Rajim performs a ceremony known as the ‘fifth Kumbh’ similar to the traditional ‘Punni mela’ observed every year at the famous Rajiv Lochan temple located near the holy confluence of the Mahanadi, Pairi and Sondur rivers in Rajim.
The Rajim Kumbh is celebrated every year during February-March for about 15 days. The Kumbh is attended by thousands of devotees and saints from various parts of India and abroad.
Rituals Rajim Kumbh
Shahi snan in shahi kund
Holy bath in the Triveni Sangam
Shobha Yatra (rally)
- Rajim Lochan temple
- Kuleshwar Temple
- Rajeshwar temple
- Daneshwar temple
- Jagannath temple
- Pancheshwar Mahadev
- Bhooteshwar Mahadev
- Someshwar Mahadev
How to Reach Rajim
By Air:- Swami Vivekananda Airport at Raipur is the nearest airport to Rajim, 43.6 km away. Raipur is connected to major cities in India by air. It has direct air connectivity with New Delhi, Mumbai, Bhopal, Pune, Hyderabad, Nagpur, and Indore. Taxi services are available to reach Rajim from Raipur airport.
By Train:- Raipur railway station is a major junction of south-east central railway zone. It has much long distance and direct trains to almost all parts of India.
By Road:- Rajim is well connected by road. Regular bus services are available from Raipur (46 km).