Kumbh Mela 2019 recognised as ‘Swachh Kumbh’, says PM Modi at Prayagraj

The prime minister took a bath at Triveni Sangam in Prayagraj and also interacted with sanitation employees. Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the ongoing Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj on Sunday at Kumbh. He took a holy dip and performed a special puja at Triveni Sangam. He also participated in the Swachh Kumbh Swachh Aabhaar event, […]

Fact Check: No, Harvard University did not give credit to 2019 Kumbh Mela over 2014 FIFA World Cup

The Harvard University report they are referring to is about the Maha Kumbh organised in 2013 and not the ongoing Ardh Kumbh Mela. Devotees from Nepal carry holy water of River Ganga during Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival, in Allahabad (Prayagraj), Wednesday. (Image: PTI) Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Prayagraj to attend the […]

Holy Dip At Kumbh Won’t Wash Away Sins, Mayawati Says In Jab At PM Modi

Mayawati predicted that the centre’s Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) would be a “failure”. “Will a ‘SHAHI’ dip in Sangam by PM Modi be able to wash sins of reneging poll promises”: Mayawati NEW DELHI:  A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s holy dip at the Kumbh Mela in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj, followed by his gesture […]

PM Modi washes feet of sanitation workers at Kumbh in Prayagraj

Modi also felicitated Swachha Grahis, fire department personnel, security personnel for their dedicated services in Kumbh Mela. Modi washed the feet of the sanitation workers. Prime Minister Narendra Modi washes the feet of the sanitation workers.(Narendra Modi/Twitter) Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a dip at the Sangam and offered prayers during his visit to Prayagraj in […]

Amid calls for boycott, Pakistan MP visits Kumbh Mela, says Islamabad not involved in Pulwama attack

New Delhi: Amid calls for a boycott of Pakistan after Pulwama attacks, a Pakistan Member of Parliament (MP) Rajesh Kumar Vankwani was invited by a government body to attend Kumbh Mela 2019. During his visit, Vankwani met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and former Army chief and MoS for Foreign Affairs VK […]

Freedom in fluid lines: this year’s Kumbh Mela had its first ever transgender art fair

Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, head of the Kinnar akhara. Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar   The artists have drawn out themes from regional folklore and Hindu literary texts rife with stories of gender transformation “Of course, I hate those prying eyes,” says Sanjana Patil. “Who does not like to work freely?” The 40-year-old transgender artist from Nashik […]

Bathe for 41 seconds: UP Police’s new funda to avoid Kumbh stampede

DGP OP Singh said that the police have worked on how to make the Kumbh a secured pilgrimage this year. Director General of Police (DGP) OP Singh on Sunday said that to avoid stampede during the Kumbh Mela 2019, the police department deployed at the Sangam (confluence) may not allow the pilgrims to bathe for […]

Reclusive Naga Sadhus A Huge Draw At Kumbh Mela

The Kumbh Mela is one of the only opportunities to see the reclusive Naga sadhus, some of whom live in caves after taking a vow of celibacy and renouncing worldly possessions. PRAYAGRAJ:  Ash-smeared and dreadlocked Naga sadhus, naked except for rosary beads and garlands and smoking wooden pipes, are a huge draw at the world’s […]

Kumbh 2019: Tribals from all over the globe discuss ‘green future’

Organised by Parmath Niketan, a four-day conclave will be held this year where tribal leaders from various countries will discuss ways of conserving the environment and water bodies. Prayagraj: A concourse of various cultures and disciplines, the Kumbh mela never fails to surprise the world every year. Celebrated four times in a period of over 12 […]

Lost at Kumbh? UP police and volunteers at ‘Bhoole Bhatke Shivir’ camp will get you home

Special teams of the Uttar Pradesh police and volunteers with the ‘Bhoole Bhatke Shivir’ camps at Prayagraj are working relentlessly to reunite lost pilgrims with their families. Prayagraj: With the plots of several Hindi movies in the 1970’s revolving around people getting lost at the Kumbh Mela, the phenomenon has managed to turn itself into […]