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Kumbh Mela


Post-Kumbh, Uttarakhand scraps Kanwar Yatra, taps other states

July 07, 2021 7:43 am

On Tuesday, the state’s police authorities appealed to officers of neighbouring states to ask devotees not to come to Haridwar this month for the annual pilgrimage to collect water from the Ganga. The Yatra was not held last year due to Covid restrictions.

We would again invite catastrophe: Uttarakhand HC stays move to allow Char Dham yatra

June 29, 2021 7:06 am

The court took note of experts’ opinion that the “ill-decision” of holding the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar in April was one of the contributory factors for the steep rise of the Covid second wave.

Uttarakhand fake covid tests: Ex-CM calls for judicial probe after CM remarks

June 20, 2021 5:05 am

Trivendra said that since senior officers will conduct the probe, people may have doubts over its transparency.

Private agency, 2 labs booked for fake Covid reports during Kumbh

June 18, 2021 7:19 am

At least 24 private labs were roped in —14 by the district administration and 10 by Kumbh mela administration --- for conducting random testing of visitors.

'Fake' Covid reports issued during Kumbh; probe on

June 13, 2021 7:17 am

The grand religious festival, which saw lakhs of devotees congregating in a pandemic year, was held from April 1 to 30 in an area spread across parts of Haridwar, Dehradun, Tehri and Pauri districts.

49 lakh to 21: mobility data pegs Kumbh’s numbers down

May 29, 2021 7:38 am

Under fire for this gathering — the Uttarakhand High Court last week called holding Kumbh a “mistake” — officals in the state government and the district administration, after a detailed review, have assessed that the attendance figure was almost 70% down, to an estimated 15 lakh, for these three days.

Fallout of Kumbh surge, Ayodhya locks down with cops, CCTVs watching

May 17, 2021 7:03 am

At the Kumbh in Haridwar last month, several measures were in place to curb the spread, including mandatory negative tests for entry. But none of them were strictly implemented even as the crowd swelled to over 30 lakh on days of the shahi snan (royal bath).

Dear students, recognise the virus within

May 16, 2021 1:06 pm

The biological enemy is overshadowed by our deep-seated virus of hatred, prejudice and insensitivity towards core issues like health and education

‘Centre played catalyst in Covid spread by allowing Kumbh mela, poll rallies’: Siddaramaiah writes to Modi

April 29, 2021 7:09 am

"People are dying without necessary adequate healthcare infrastructure like beds, ventilators, medical oxygen, and potential treatment drugs like Remdesivir. The demand is 35-40 times more than what is being allocated to Karnataka," he said.

25,000 devotees, over 1,000 seers mark last shahi snan

April 28, 2021 7:19 am

Police personnel also participated in a shahi snan and officials said it was “symbolic”. Before the shahi snan Tuesday, Gunjyal visited every akhara camp to ensure attendance was restricted.


Kumbh mela: Devotees flout covid guidelines during Shahi Snan

April 13, 2021 12:08 pm

The Kumbh mela sees a daily average of over three lakh devotees at the various ghats in Haridwar, but that number is expected to swell during the shahi snans on April 12, 14 and 27. Around 32 lakh devotees had reached Haridwar for the first shahi snan on the occasion of Mahashivaratri on March 11.

Kumbh Mela 2019: Prayagraj gears up for world's largest religious gathering

January 17, 2019 7:01 am

The Kumbh Mela is believed to be the largest religious gathering on earth and is held every 12 years on the banks of the 'Sangam'- the confluence of the holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati -- in Allahabad.

Preparations in full swing for Ardh Kumbh Mela 2019

December 10, 2018 10:13 am

The Kumbh Mela is believed to be the largest religious gathering on earth and is held every 12 years on the banks of the 'Sangam'- the confluence of the holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati -- in Prayagraj.

Top Frames: Simhastha Kumbh Mela, severe drought conditions in India

May 07, 2016 8:00 am

A Sadhu or a Hindu holy man during a prayer ceremony at the Simhastha Kumbh Mela in Ujjain; Much of India is reeling under a weeks long heat wave and severe drought conditions that have decimated crops, killed livestock and left at least 330 million Indians without enough water for their daily needs.

Simhastha Kumbh Mela: Over 5 crore people expected in Ujjain

April 22, 2016 5:04 pm

Devotees took holy dip in River Shipra a day before beginning of Kumbh Mela in Ujjain.

Kumbh Mela: Devotees rise early for second 'Shahi Snan' in Nashik

September 13, 2015 1:04 pm

Nashik city and Trimbakeshwar are up for the second 'shahi snan' (holy bath) in river Godavari on Sunday (September 13) in the ongoing Kumbh Mela.

Magh Mela: Pilgrims throng Sangam in Allahabad to take a holy dip

January 05, 2015 2:54 pm

Millions of devout Hindus visit the confluence in Allahabad during the annual 45-days Magh Mela to to rid themselves of their sins and attain prosperity.


Luxury tents for pilgrims attending Kumbh mela from India and abroad

June 22, 2020 6:05 pm

The state government has setup a tent city in Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh where the Kumbh mela is currently underway.

Kumbh Mela 2019 begins with 'Shahi Snan'

June 22, 2020 6:05 pm

A large number of devotees took a holy dip or 'shahi snan' at the Sangam on Makar Sankranti on Tuesday, marking the beginning of Kumbh Mela.

The stunning numbers of the Kumbh Mela

June 22, 2020 6:05 pm

The Kumbh Mela that begins from Tuesday in Prayagraj, will continue till March 4. One of the largest gatherings of mankind, here are some staggering numbers from the event.