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Kumbh Mela is a spiritual gathering of all Hindus. Kumbh means Kalash and mela means a gathering. It is held once in every 12 years at Prayag, Haridwar, Ujjain and Tryambakeshwar-Nashik. Nashik kumbh mela is also known as simhasta parva as Jupiter (Guru) and Sun (Surya) enters in Leo (Simha) zodiac sign. Tryambakeshwar is situated on the banks of Godavari River in Maharashtra which is 36 kms from Nashik city. During the Kumbh Mela sages, mahantas, devotees and pilgrims perform religious rituals such as offering poojas, taking spiritual bath in holy river to destroy their sins, meditating, Yadnya-yaga, shraddha (ritual for departed ancestors) and spiritual practice.