According to mythology, 'Devas' (Gods) and 'Asuras' (Demons) churned the ocean (Samundra Manthan) to obtain Nectar (Amrita). And when the coveted 'Kumbha' (pitcher) of Nectar (Amrita) which gave immortality was obtained from the depths of the ocean, was one of fourteen ornaments that came out from the Samundra Manthan. taxi in haridwar One of the 'divas whisked away the 'Kumbha' from the 'Asuras' and evading from the 'Asuras', stopped at four places viz. Hardwar.According to astrologers, the 'Kumbh Fair' takes place when the planet Jupiter enters Aquarius and the Sun enters Aries. This is manifested in the Kumbha Mela being celebrated every 3 years in one of the 4 places, and thus every 12 years in Haridwar. The 'Kumbh' and the 'Ardh Kumbh' fairs are held periodically, every twelfth and sixth year in Hardwar, when a large number of pilgrims and devotees converge to commemorate this divine event. Amidst.