Q. Which of the following is not matched? List-I List-II a. Ayodhya 1. Birthplace of Lord Rama b. Varanasi 2. Kumbh Mela c. Mathura 3. Birth place of Lord Krishna d. Giriraj Temple 4. Govardhan

Kumbh Mela or Kumbha Mela is a major pilgrimage and festival in Hinduism. It is celebrated in a cycle of approximately 12 years, to celebrate every revolution Brihaspati (Jupiter) completes, at four river bank pilgrimage sites: Allahabad (Ganges – Yamuna – Sarasvati rivers confluence), Haridwar (Ganges), Nashik (Godavari), and Ujjain (Shipra). The festival is marked by a ritual dip in the waters, but it is also a celebration of community commerce with numerous fairs, education, religious discourses by saints, mass feedings of monks or the poor, and entertainment spectacle. The seekers believe that bathing in these rivers is a means to prāyaścitta (atonement, penance) for past mistakes, and that it cleanses them of their sins.

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