Kumbha mela 1998

Vasudha Narayanan vasu at RELIGION.UFL.EDU
Tue Dec 16 14:51:23 UTC 1997

Professor J.E Llewellyn is planning to be there next spring.  He has set up
a Kumbh Mela home page at
For further information, you may contact Jack at  JEL807F at WPGATE.SMSU.EDU
Best wishes, Vasu

Vasudha Narayanan
Department of Religion
125 Dauer Hall, University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611

>Dear members of Indology list
>Could anybody kindly give me detailed informations on the Kumbha mela as
>it will take place in Haridwar in spring of 1998?
>It seems to be a 'big' one, as it takes place every 12 years. As a
>research group of our institute we plan to go to Cidambaram in February,
>during Sivaratri - if things turn out fine, we are thinking to connect
>this stay with a visit at Haridwar in March; only we are not sure
>whether it will be a proper time to go.
>Does anybody knows about special tithis/ ritual events connected with
>kumbha mela in March?
>Any kind of further informations on this subject is most welcome.
>Marianna Kropf

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