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  Simhastha Parva and Kumbhamela  
In a small booklet titled ‘Simhastha Mahatmya’, it is laid down, on the basis of some Puranic references, that as a result of churning of the ocean at the time of the great conflict between the gods and the demons (Devasura Samgrama), the gods made a rush to safeguard the jar of nectar being chased by the demons. While doing so, some drops of nectar fell at Haridwar, Prayag, Nasik and Ujjain. Therefore, the Kumbha Parva is celebrated at the interval of every twelve years at these places.
The specific features of Kumbha alias Simhastha in Ujjain is its association with Leo, thus being famous as the Simhastha Parva. On this occasion the following ten coincidences assemble together
1.
The month of Baisakha,
2.
The bright fortnight,
3.
The full moon day (Purnima)
4.
The sun in the arise (Mesha Rasi)
5.
The Brihaspati (Jubitor) in Leo,
6.
The moon in the libra (Tula rasi)
7.
Vyatipata yoga
8.
The pious Monday, and
9.
The holy Ksetra Avantika