A Sea of Humanity: Discovering Oneness at the Kumbh Mela


In 2010, I had the privilege of attending the Kumbh Mela at Haridwar, one of the largest spiritual gatherings in the world. This event is held every 12 years, and its timing is determined by the alignment of Jupiter and the Sun. The Mela is held in the astrological sign of Kumbha (Aquarius), which is said to have special significance for the event.

As I made my way to the festival grounds, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of anticipation and wonder. The Kumbh Mela is a time of spiritual awakening and renewal, a time when millions of people come together to celebrate their connection to each other and to the divine. The event is believed to be a harbinger of the Aquarius Age, a time of great change and spiritual evolution.

As I entered the festival grounds, I was struck by the sheer size and energy of the event. Millions of people had gathered from all over the world, and the air was filled with the sounds of chanting and prayer. It was as if the very air was charged with spiritual energy, and I felt as if I had entered a different realm altogether.

Throughout my time at the Kumbh Mela, I was struck by the powerful connection between the event and the Aquarius Age. The Mela is a celebration of unity, of the coming together of people from all walks of life and all corners of the globe. It is a testament to the power of unity and the strength of the human spirit, and it embodies the values of the Aquarius Age: peace, harmony, and a recognition of our interconnectedness.

As I took part in the puja and bathed in the Ganges, I felt a deep sense of connection to the divine and to my fellow human beings. It was as if we were all part of a larger whole, moving together like a great river towards a brighter future. The energy of the event was electric, and I knew that I was witnessing something truly special.