The Maha Kumbh Mela ("great festival of the pot of nectar of immortality") is held every three years in each of four different locations, returning to each of four places every twelve years. An Ardh (half) Mela (festival) takes place six years after the Maha Kumbh in each location.
Bandhara. Nirvani Akhara
Everyday there is a Bandhara taking places. People can give money to make a Bandhara possible. The Sadhus will buy the necessary food and cook it for the poor or the other Sadhus. Then one has to pass next to each one of them to give 2 roupies.