Kumbh Mela, also known as Kumbha Mela, in Hinduism, a religious festival that is observed four times over the course of twelve years, an observance venue that rotates between four pilgrimage sites on four holiest rivers — in Haridwar on the Ganges River, in Ujjain on the Shipra, in Nashik on the Godavari, and in Prayag (modern Prayagraj) at the confluence of the Ganges, the Jamuna and the ancient Sarra. The celebration of each site is based on a distinct set of Sun, Moon, and Jupiter astrological positions, the holiest time that occurs at the exact moment when these positions are fully occupied. In particular, the Kumbh Mela in Prayag attracts millions of pilgrims.
Attendants at the Kumbh Mela come from all aspects of Hindu religious life, ranging from sadhus (holy men), who live nude throughout the year or perform the most severe physical training, to hermits who leave their exile only for these pilgrimages, and even to silk-clad instructors who use the latest technology. Religious organizations varied from institutions of social welfare to government lobbyists. The human ascetics and groups are accompanied by large numbers of followers, associates and viewers. The naga akhadas, militant ascetic orders whose members once lived as mercenary soldiers and traders, often claim the most sacred spots at the most propitious moment of each Kumbh Mela. Although an existing bathing order is now being followed by the Indian government, history records violent clashes between precedent-fighting parties.
Let’s Enjoy Playing Kumbh Runner a Game to relive the moment of Samudra Manthan (churning of the ocean) on the Go.
So what’s the Story of Samudra Manthan (Churning of the Ocean)
The great sage, Durvasa Muni, once gave Indra a garland, refusing it and throwing it on his elephant’s tusk, Airawat, who trampled it. The respected sage grew enraged when he saw the disrespect of Indra. He cursed Indra saying he and the other gods were going to lose all their powers. Indra and the other gods began to lose all battles against the demons in due course, and Bali-led demons took control of the universe. The helpless Indra rushed to Vishnu for help, not seeing any other means. There was a plan by Vishnu. He said the gods have to churn the Ocean and carry out the divine nectar-amrita in order to regain their strength. They could only regain their powers after consuming it. Known as Samudra Manthan, this great churning. But since the gods were now helpless, they sought the help of the demons to achieve this enormous task. The Kumbh runner is all about this great churning.
Game-play: The stage of the game is split into two sections, first the Samudra Manthan then, once it emerges from the shore, the object is sequenced.
Part 1- Samudra Manthan
Each level starts with the Samudra Manthan where devas and asuras (demon) use Mandar parvat and churning Vasuki snake path as churning cord.
- The player will move right to left on the computer to get the snake on Gods hand.
- Once the Gods pull the snake on their side completely, the Demons begin to pull it and stop pulling the snake completely.
- The Player will touch the button again to take them back the snake by Gods.
- This sea churning goes on until something comes out of the sea.
Part 2 – Securing item
The user now plays Jayant’s role in the second part of the game, where he picked up the item from the sea. Here Jayant’s goal is to run a specific distance and protect the item from the demons.
- Swipe left or right while running to change direction.
- Move into and collect glowing weapons.
- Tap the circle button on the right side of the screen to change weapons from your inventory.
- Tap the button to strike the opponent in close range.
Weapons & Power-ups
By running through them, you (Jayant) can collect weapons in the second part of the gameplay. When Jayant is running barehanded, it will immediately be fitted when a pistol is selected. The weapon is added to the player’s inventory when collecting another weapon and can be switched by pressing the button on the middle right of the screen.
Gada (Mace): Gada is a defensive firearm that can be used in close proximity to destroy opponents. Up to three opponents can be destroyed.
Sword: a Sword is a fighting tool that can be used in close proximity to destroy opponents. Up to 4 opponents can be destroyed.
Lightning bolt: Lightning bolt is a tool with a range that can be used from a distance to kill enemies. Up to two enemies can be killed.
Dash (power-up): By collecting the running speed of the Dash power player, a certain distance is boosted and it becomes immortal when running it the power is active.
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