Prayagraj Kumbh Mela 2019: Water ambulances for medical assistance turn out to be life saviours

The water ambulances operated by National Disaster Response Force at Prayagraj Kumbh Mela 2019 are equipped with intensive care units (ICUs), multi para monitors and nebulisers.  Prayagraj: The Kumbh Mela authorities have provided water ambulances for medical assistance in case of emergencies. The water ambulances at Prayagraj Kumbh Mela 2019 are equipped with intensive care units […]

Hope sanitation prevails along with reverence: PM Modi on Kumbh Mela

The Kumbh Mela draws lakhs of pilgrims over the course of approximately 55 auspicious days to bathe at the sacred confluence of the Ganga, the Yamuna, and the mythical Saraswati. Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday said he hoped sanitation will be maintained along with reverence at Kumbh Mela in January, saying it will send a […]

“It Was A Nightmare”: The Lost And Found At Kumbh Mela

At the Kumbh Mela, sometimes older people or unwanted young daughters — India has one of the world’s highest rates of female foeticide, and rising — are deliberately abandoned. Pilgrims outside a lost and found centre during the Kumbh Mela festival. (AFP) PRAYAGRAJ:  Meghsingh Badouria, 75, was left freezing in his underpants after losing his […]

Devotees throng Kumbh for holy dip on Mauni Amavasya

Traditionally the biggest of all the sacred bathing days in the 50-day long Mela, Mauni Amavasya this time holds greater significance as it falls on a Monday and that too during the Kumbh – a rather rare combination on many accounts. Sadhus of 13 akharas (seven Shaiva, three Vaishnava, two Udasina, and one Sikh) who […]

Kumbh Mela 2019: All you need to know about auspicious dates, transport facilities, events in Prayagraj

Kumbh Mela is the largest peaceful gathering of pilgrims who come together every three years in Haridwar, Prayagraj, Ujjain, and Nasik. The Kumbh returns to each of these cities after every 12 years to mark the celebration of Hindu heritage. Kumbh Mela 2019 commenced today in Prayagraj (formerly known as Allahabad) and will go on […]

On Maghi Purnima, Lakhs Of Devotees At Kumbh Take Holy Bath

Maghi Purnima is one of the last holy bathing days in the 50-day-long Kumbh Mela Maghi Purnima: Pilgrims offer prayers at Sangam at PrayagrajPRAYAGRAJ:  Lakhs of devotees took a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati rivers, at Prayagraj on the auspicious occasion of Maghi Purnima today. One of the last holy […]

Kumbh Mela: The legacy and relevance of grand fair in Indian culture

Kumbh Prayagraj Mela is the largest gathering of humanity in the world. It is a Hindu festival celebrated four times in every 12 months. Kumbh Prayagraj mela is the largest gathering of humanity in the world. It is a Hindu festival celebrated four times in every 12 months. Prayagraj Kumbh Mela, a three-day festival, is celebrated […]

Kumbh Mela: Over 2 crore devotees to take part in shahi snan today

Prior to today’s shahi snan on Basant Panchami, shaahi snaans were held on Makar Sankranti on January 15 and Mauni Amawasya on February 4.  Devotees taking a holy dip at the Sangam on January 14, 2019. (Photo: Reuters) HIGHLIGHT Extensive security arrangements have been made by the state government at Kumbh Mela Police officers including […]

The business and politics of Kumbh

Repackaging the Ardh Kumbh supplements fresh chants of Ram Janmabhoomi in the BJP’s effort to consolidate the Hindu vote in an election year. Poornima Joshi reports Be it Ayodhya or Kumbh, presenting a spectacle with overt religious tones is a speciality that the BJP has mastered over the years to guarantee votes. Three decades back, […]