The festival attracts millions of devotees and celebrates its history without any discrimination. It teaches tolerance and inclusiveness to the contemporary world.
The festival was appreciated for supporting human rights due to its equal behaviour towards every attendee without any kind of discrimination.
An expert body, which recommended the nomination of Kumbh Mela, said that Kumbh will always maintain its continuity as it is an event where Guru-Shishya parampara is given preference. During Kumbh, saints and sadhus teach their disciples about traditional rituals and chants and pass on their knowledge to the newer generations.
Why Kumbh Mela is celebrated
Devotees believe that the holy water which turns into nectar during the mela has the power to wash away their sins.
The legend has it that during the battle between demigods (Devas) and demons (Asuras) over of a pot of Amrit (the elixir of immortality), a few drops fell on earth, one the four sites were Kumbh Mela is now celebrated since the belief is that the drops of elixir made the four rivers pure.