Purna Kumbh (Simhastha) Mela in Ujjain will be held in 2016, April 22 to May 21. The gadipati of the Akhada, now ParamanandaPuriji Maharaj, is the first to take bath at Kumbh Mela, followed by sadhus of Juna Akhara, after which other sadhus and then the general public is allowed to take bath in the river.

The Municipal Corporation of Ujjain has been very cooperative. It has a large budget for the preparations of the coming Kumbh Mela.

The Adi Purana describes Ujjain as the most sacred city on the earth. It is also one of the seven cities which give liberation. Kotirudra Samhita in Shiva Purana also mentions that it is a favourite of Lord Shiva and is very sacred:

अवन्ती नगरी रम्या मुक्तिदा सर्वदेहिनाम् |
शिवप्रिया महापुण्या वर्तते लोकपावनी ||