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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 […]

Have Never Seen a Cleaner Ganga, Says PM Modi at Kumbh After Washing Feet of Sanitation Workers

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath received the Prime Minister upon his arrival in Prayagraj. New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday performed Ganga Arti and washed the feet of sanitation workers during his visit to Prayagraj to attend the Kumbh Mela. The Prime Minister, who took a dip in the Ganga, was taking part […]

Have Never Seen a Cleaner Ganga, Says PM Modi at Kumbh After Washing Feet of Sanitation Workers

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath received the Prime Minister upon his arrival in Prayagraj. New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday performed Ganga Arti and washed the feet of sanitation workers during his visit to Prayagraj to attend the Kumbh Mela. The Prime Minister, who took a dip in the Ganga, was taking part […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

From pariah to demigod: Transgender Laxmi becomes a star at Kumbh Mela with her Kinnar Akhara

Long recognised as one of the most influential figures in the LGBT community in India, Laxmi Narayan Tripathi become famous when she appeared on reality TV show “Bigg Boss” in 2011. In a desert tent guarded by armed police and a thick-set bouncer, Laxmi Narayan Tripathi is blessing a constant stream of pilgrims, who garland […]

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 […]

NOTABLE PERSONALITIES FROM PRAYAGRAJ

MADAN MOHANMadan Mohan Malviya (Freedom Fighter) was a prominent leader in India who was an educationist, a freedom fights and played an important role in the freedom movement of India who had a strong belief in the hindu nationalism. In the later years, the name Mahamana was given to him. On 4 occasions, he became […]

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