message of the Kumbha Mela, the
message of the 21st century, and the
message of the 3rd Millennium is one of
unity and brotherhood. Only by joining
hands lovingly with one another - across
borders of color, race, religion and
language - can we make the future a
bright and positive one.
In the Kumbha Mela there are no borders,
no boundaries. Everyone is gathered for
one common cause: divine enlightenment,
purity and liberation. There is no
discrimination, no violence, no hatred.
People of every color come from every
corner of the globe, speaking every
language, and - as they enter the holy
land of Prayag Raj - they become one.
Here, people eat together, sleep
together, bathe together, worship God
together in a state of complete peace.
This spirit of Kumbha Mela must not only
last from January 8-February 21, but
rather it must become the spirit of every
day of every year. The unity in Prayag
Raj must transcend the limits of the city
and infuse every city in every country
with the feeling of brotherhood and love.
This Sangam must not only be a Sangam of
people who are gathered on the banks of
the Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati, but
rather we must become a global Sangam,
united in the name of peace, spirituality