Allahabad: About 50 lakh devotees are expected to take the bath on the occasion of Mahashivratri marking the last day and Snan of 55-day-long Kumbh Mela.
As Mahashivratri Snan marks the end of the Maha Kumbh, the Mela police and administration are on high alert anticipating that there might be heavy influx of devotees and pilgrims in the city.
Maha Kumbh has a mesmerizing influence over the minds of Indians as it is witness to the largest human garthering in history for the same cause on a single day irrespective of any worldy barriers of caste, creed, colour and religion.
It is once in a lifetime experience seeing millions of pilgrims and tourists from all over the world come together for a common
This festival is held in highest regard as the ritual bath in the sacred water on this day saturated with flower & incense fragrance amidst chanting of vedic hyms and mantras liberates one from all suffering and miseries of life .
The Kumbh Mela considered the most sacred and greatest of india festivals where the ceremonial dip in the Holy river is an important ritual. It is belived in Hindu religion that bathing on the auspicious days cleanses one of all sins and attains Moksha
The current Kumbh Mela began on 14 January 2013 at Allahabad. The day marked the second and the biggest Shahi Snan (royal bath) of this event, with 13 akharas taking to the Sangam.
10 Feb 2013 was the biggest bathing day of 2013 Maha Kumbh Mela and probably the largest human gathering on a single day. Over 30 million devotees and ascetics took holy dip on the occasion of Mauni Amavasya. Over 10 crore devotees have attended the 55-day-long Kumbh fair.