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Around two crore devotees take holy bath on Basant Panchami at Prayagraj Kumbh

Local residents had set up several free kitchens Lungar in most of the areas in the Prayagraj town to provide refreshment and food to the devotees on the way to Sangam.


Devdiscourse News Desk prayagraj India
Updated: 11-02-2019 16:23 IST
Around two crore devotees take holy bath on Basant Panchami at Prayagraj Kumbh

Akharas will be leaving the Mela area with the conclusion of this bathing festival. Image Credit: Wikipedia

Lakhs of devotees thronged the bathing ghats of Prayagraj Kumbh yesterday, on the occasion of Basant Panchami, the fourth bathing festival of Kumbh. Bathing continued till late in the evening. Third and last shahi Sanam of Akharas was the main attraction of the bathing. The Heavy security arrangements were in place for Shahi Sanan to prevent the people from entering the procession area.

Mela administration has claimed that that around two crore devotees took a holy bath on the occasion.

Local residents had set up several free kitchens Lungar in most of the areas in the Prayagraj town to provide refreshment and food to the devotees on the way to Sangam. Akharas will be leaving the Mela area with the conclusion of this bathing festival. Next bathing festival of Prayagraj Kumbh of Maghi Purnima will be held on February 19.

(With Inputs from PIB)

COUNTRY : India

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