Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Jayatah!
We want to offer you this short report about book distribution on Amavasya, the last bathing day, of Kumbha Mela.
This year Kumbha Mela is happening in Vrindavan. Usually Kumbha Mela happens every 12 years mainly in Prayag, where Yamuna, Ganga and Sarasvati merge and people gather there to take bath in the holy rivers. The main activity in Kumbha Mela is the pilgrimage, to come to the holy place, and to bathe in the holy river. Mela means festival, and Kumbh means a pot. The main theme in Kumbha Mela is getting the pot of nectar.
It takes place during the month of Magh, the same month in which Gurudeva appeared. The real nectar is not what the material universe can offer you. This is so called nectar and it is given by the Demigods. Real Nectar is in the words of the sadhu, in harinama, and hari-katha. Srila Gurudeva has appeared in the month of Magh, and therefore He is the real distributor of nectar, and those who know Srila Gurudeva, know what this nectar is. What is the real nectar? His sweet, life giving, Hari-katha, his classes on bhakti, and this is the real source of life for the jivas.