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  1. Sanskriti Kumbh, a 29 days cultural extravaganza.
  2. The biggest cultural festival named Sanskriti Kumbh is celebrating the conglomeration of Spiritual Consciousness and Cultural Heritage of India in the main premises of Kumbh Mela area in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh.
  3. The Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India is organizing Sanskriti Kumbh with intent to showcase the rich Cultural Heritage of India in all its rich and varied dimensions viz. Performing Arts- Folk, Tribal and Classical art forms, Handicrafts, Cuisines, Exhibitions etc. all in one place.
  4. Kumbh Mela is one of the oldest and largest congregation in the world.
  5. Kumbh Mela is attended by millions of people irrespective of all caste, creed, sex and region.
  6. The significance of Kumbh Mela has been enhanced at the Global level as the UNESCO has inscribed Kumbh Mela on the list of Intangible Cultural heritage for humanity in 2017.
  7. This time Kumbh is being organized in the city of Prayagraj which is located at the confluence of the Ganges, the Yamuna and Mystic river of Saraswati in Uttar Pradesh.
  8. The cultural performances include the legacy of India’s Spiritual and Mythological practices.
    • Such dance performances will showcase the inclination of visitors towards devotion and Kumbh tradition.
    • The folk dances, representing states from EAST WEST NORTH SOUTH India, will showcase the spirit of Unity in Diversity that is Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat.
  9. The artists representing 7 Zonal Cultural Centers have been enjoined upon the task of performing at main stage as well as taking it to different locations of Kumbh Mela.
  10. Sanskriti Kumbh is deemed to showcase all aspects of Indian Culture in different areas designated for the same.
    • Accordingly, a Kalagram is also organized in which pavilions are set up by all the Zonal Cultural Centres as well as Academies, Museum and BTI. In this Kalagram Master craftsmen are displaying and selling their rare handicrafts.
    • Also, delectable Traditional Cuisines prepared by Master chefs from various states is adding interest value with the unparallel experience to the visitors of their culinary expertise.
    • IGNCA set up their Vedic exhibition gallery and Sahitya Akademi is displaying and selling books on various aspects of Indian Culture.
    • Allahabad Museum set up an exhibition on Mahakumbh, CIHCHS, Dahung exhibiting Sand Mandala and Lalit Kala Akademi organising Live Portrait Symposium.
    • In the same premises the Classical Dance, singing and musical performances by artists of National and International stature promises to give a gist of varied musical tradition of India.
    • Under the banner of Sanskriti Kumbh, Rashtriya Shilp Mela is being organized in the premises of NCZCC where Shilp Haats are set up to display handicrafts and live demonstration of the skill by craftsmen.
    • Apart from above mentioned activities, the day long activities of traditional performances of fringe folk art like Behroopiya, Baazigar, Kachhi Ghodi is taking place in the designated places.These artists are also known as Maidani Kalakar as they perform in open area without any stage.