Maha Kumbh: Devotees take holy dip on Paush Poornima

Lakhs of devotees across India and around world have arrived in Allahabad on Mahakumbh to take a holy dip at Sangam on the auspicious occasion of ‘Paush Poornima’ on Sunday.

Sangam is the junction of Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers where pilgrims purifying their souls by bathing into cold water of Ganga early morning, believed to be very much rewarding.

Paush Poornim, special occasion considers the beginning of a month-long ‘Kalpvaas’ when ‘Kalpavasis’ will stay on the banks of the Ganga and take holy dips thrice a day with just one time meal.

As per recent Indo-British study, the ‘Kalpavasis’ is considered to be healthier and happier for people, despite noisy and unhygienic conditions for a month, source said.

Due to having a large number of pilgrims including ascetics or sadhus, a tight security has made on the Maha Kumbh Mela by Uttar Pradesh government.

Vehicles have been on check while made entry into the Kumbh Mela routes.

Earlier on Friday, Eight of the 19 persons injured in the fire, erupted in a tent at the Kumbh Mela ground were admitted at the Safdarjung hospital in Delhi for treatment, report said.

The fire said to cause by leakage in a gas cylinder.

Once every 12 years, the Kumbh takes place, but ’Kalpavaas’ is an annual affair, starts on Paush Poornima and continue till end on Magh Poornima. Magh Poornima falls on February 25 this year.

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