There are five types of Kumbh Melas that are held in India:
Maha Kumbh Mela:-
Maha Kumbh Mela is held only in Prayagraj (Allahabad). It a once in a lifetime event that too who can see it in own life. Maha Kumbh Mela comes in every 144 years or after 12 Purna Kumbh Mela. It is only held in Prayag (Allahabad).
Purna Kumbh Mela:-
Purna Kumbh Mela comes every 12 years. It is held in 4 Kumbh Mela Places in India; Allahabad, Haridwar, Nashik, and Ujjain. It rotates every 12 years at 4 places.
Ardh Kumbh Mela
Ardh Kumbh means Half Kumbh which means half of 12 years duration. So, Ardh Kumbh is held every 6 years in India. It is held only at 2 places. Ardh Kumbh is held in Haridwar and Allahabad.
Kumbh Mela is held at four different places – Ujjain, Allahabad, Nashik, and Haridwar. Kumbh Mela is organized by state governments. It is participated by millions of people with great pomp and spiritual enthusiasm.
Magh (Kumbh) Mela
The Magh Mela also called Mini Kumbh is held annually, only in Allahabad it is organized in the month of Magh according to Hindu Calendar (14 Jan –February end).
Astrological Transitions in Kumbh Mela
Haridwar – When the sun is in Aries and Jupiter is in Aquarius during the Hindu month of Chaitra.
Allahabad (Prayag) – When the sun and the moon are in Capricorn and Jupiter is in Aries during the Hindu month of Magha.
Nashik – When the sun and Jupiter are in Leo during the month of Bhadrapda.
Ujjain – When Jupiter is in Leo and the sun is in Aries, or when Jupiter, the sun and the moon are in Libra during the month of Vaisakha.