Definition of Kumbh Mela in English:

Kumbh Mela

Pronunciation /ko͝om ˈmālə/ /kʊm ˈmeɪlə/


  • A Hindu festival and assembly, held once every twelve years at four locations in India, at which pilgrims bathe in the waters of the Ganges and Jumna Rivers.

    ‘Thus there is a Kumbh Mela every three years but the greatest is that staged in Allahabad.’
    ‘I predict that this Kumbh Mela will outclass and completely overshadow the publicity and value of Harry Potter.’


From Sanskrit, literally ‘pitcher festival’, from kumbh ‘pitcher’ + melā ‘assembly’.


Kumbh Mela

/ko͝om ˈmālə/ /kʊm ˈmeɪlə/