FAQ

What is Rajim Kumbh Mela all about?

Rajim Kumbh Mela is the accumulation of people to perform religious ceremonies in Rajim also known as the 'fifth Kumbh'. It was traditionally the 'Punni mela' observed every year at the Rajiv Lochan Temple located near the Triveni Sangam, the confluence of the three rivers-Mahanadi, Sondur and Pairi rivers. To know more, kindly go through the details mentioned in the 'About Us' section.

Since how long it is being celebrated in Rajim?

'Punni Mela' has been celebrated in Rajim since ages which later was renamed and transformed as the Rajim Kumbh Mela in the year 2006. Since then it is being celebrated annually with much grandeur and pomp.

What are the schedule dates for Rajim Kumbh 2017?

This auspicious festival of faith is to be celebrated in Rajim, Chhattisgarh from February 10th to February 24th.

What is the special feature of Rajim Kumbh mela?

Rajim has been a holy pilgrimage site for the Hindus for centuries. It is renowned because of its rich historical past and its varied cultural heritage. It is the gathering of faith and offers once in a lifetime experience to be a blissful part of heaven on earth.

Where is Rajim situated?

Rajim is located in the Gariyabandh district of Chhattisgarh state in India.

Where can I stay?

During the annual Kumbhs, the state government and the local authorities make arrangements to provide free accommodation unto thousands of devotees and tourists flocking in to participate in the grand fair. This year too appropriate measures have been taken to provide a hassle free stay at the Kumbh.

Where can I eat?

Free meals will be arranged by the state government and local authorities. There will also be stalls where the tourist can buy their preferable eatables and refreshments.

Which is the nearest airport to Rajim Kumbh?

Swami Vivekananda Airport at Raipur is the nearest airport to Rajim, just 43.6-kilometers away.

How safe is it to visit Rajim Kumbh mela?

State government of Chhattisgarh and local administration have arranged stringent security for the safety of visitors. The fair is observed 24 x 7 by CCTV cameras and will have skilled guards and volunteers to monitor round the clock and take care of the visitors to avoid any untoward incident.

How is the weather in Rajim?

One can experience warm and sunny weather in Rajim. Nights are generally quite cold in feb. Possibility of rain during February-March is nearly zero.

What should i carry to Rajim Kumbh?

Essentially you should carry a basic luggage with clothes suitable for a moderate weather, prescription medications (if any) and extra batteries of course. Carrying valuables like jewelry is a strict no.

Is it safe to bring kids?

Yes, but kids should be strictly under parents' supervision to avoid any untoward incident.

Can I take photos at the fair?

We completely understand people like to take pictures and capture the moments to cherish it for long. Thus, there is no restriction on cameras.

Do's and don'ts of Rajim Kumbh Mela?

Do's

  • Maintain cleanliness.
  • Take bath in the Mela administration authorized areas/Ghats for your safety and security.
  • If any unclaimed or suspicious object is found, kindly inform immediately to the administration or police control room.
  • Pilgrims are advised to cooperate with the Police and the authority.
  • Behave in dignified manner and wear suitable attire, considering the religious and cultural sensibilities of the event.

Don'ts

  • Do not venture in the river beyond permissible limit.
  • Do not throw garbage anywhere. Use dustbins.
  • Avoid washing dirty clothes or throwing puja samagri on the river banks.
  • Pilgrims are advised to cooperate with Police and the authority.
  • Beggary shouldn't be encouraged.

Is medical facility available?

Yes, government has made sure to provide a safe and healthy experience to devotees and tourist. Facilities like free checkup and medicines are available during emergency.