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Fact check: Modi is not first Indian head of state to visit Kumbh, as claimed by BJP IT cell chief

President Rajendra Prasad visited the mela in 1953. Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru did so too. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes a holy dip at Sangam during Kumbh Mela, in Prayagraj | PTI Photo Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a dip in the Ganga as part of the ongoing Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, on February […]

Kumbh Mela 2019: Here’s how Prayagraj is gearing up for one of the largest gatherings in the world

From using artificial intelligence to building the largest temporary city in the world, here’s how Prayagraj is gearing up for Kumbh Mela 2019  One of the largest religious gatherings in the world – the Kumbh Mela – will be this time spread over an area of 45 km from the earlier 20 km radius. Pilgrims […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ahead Of Kumbh Mela, Centre Approves Renaming Of Allahabad As Prayagraj

For changing the name of a village or town or a city, an executive order is needed. The renaming of a state requires amendment of the Constitution with a simple majority in Parliament. NEW DELHI: A fortnight ahead of the ‘Kumbh Mela’, the Centre has approved the renaming of Allahabad as Prayagraj as sought by […]

No restriction on offering prasad to God, UP Minister on marijuana use at Kumbh Mela

The Kumbh Mela, which attracts thousands of pilgrims, both from India and abroad, was last held at Prayagraj in 2013. It will be held from January to March, 2019. PANAJI: There cannot be a restriction on ‘prasad’ being offered to the Gods, Uttar Pradesh Minister for Civil Aviation Nand Gopal Gupta said on Thursday, when […]

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 2019

Kumbh Mela is the mass public gathering of faith of Hindu pilgrims. There are about millions of people who come to experience the holy ritual of bathing for approximately 48 days . Pilgrims come from all walks of life to take part in the mela. It is celebrated for about four times over the period […]

BOOKS ON PRAYAGRAJ

Three Rivers and a Tree: The Story of Allahabad University – Neelum Saran Gour My Allahabad Story – Himendra Nath Varma Last Bungalow: Writings on Allahabad – Arvind Krishna Mehrotra Requiem in Raga Janki – Neelum Saran Gour Allahabad Aria: Stories about Allahabad – Neelum Saran Gour Pilgrimage and Power – Kama Maclean Allahabad: Where […]

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