Kumbh Mela

noun Kumbh Me·la \ˈku̇mməˌlä\

Definition of Kumbh Mela

  1. :  a Hindu festival occurring once every 12 years in one of four sacred sites where bathing for purification of sin is considered especially efficacious

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Origin and Etymology of kumbh mela

Hindi kumbh melā festival in the sign of the zodiac Aquarius, from Sanskrit kumbha pot, Aquarius + melā assembly — more at hump, militate


First Known Use: 1810


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