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Kumbh Mela


Negative Covid test, registration: Centre issues Kumbh Mela SOPs

January 25, 2021 4:19 am

The state government will follow the same regimen of registration of devotees as the one being used for Amarnath Yatra.

Kumbh Mela 2021 dates: Everything you need to know

January 13, 2021 10:57 am

Kumbh Mela 2021 dates: 'Kumbh' essentially means pot or pitcher, and 'mela' means a fair. Kumbh Mela, therefore, means the celebration of the pot, specifically relating to the pot of nectar as per Hindu mythology

Kumbh: Pilgrims entry to ghats only after Covid test

November 24, 2020 5:18 am

The Chief Minister also asked them to ensure availability of masks for the pilgrims with support of self-help groups, and make arrangements for health facilities at all entry points.

With distancing, ghat art, pollution measures, Haridwar prepares for Covid Maha Kumbh

November 21, 2020 2:10 pm

The Kumbh Mela in Haridwar takes place once every 12 years. In 2021 it’ll be taking place after 11 years, a phenomenon that is happening after 80 years.

Explained: How and why Kumbh Mela 2021 in Haridwar will be different

October 11, 2020 8:48 am

Religious tourism is the backbone of Uttarakhand's economy. The lockdown imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic has given the hill state's tourism sector a major jolt.

Amit Shah, Yogi Adityanath take holy dip at Kumbh Mela

February 13, 2019 9:28 pm

Yogi, last month, had also held a cabinet meeting at the Kumbh Mela. The cabinet meeting at Kumbh was the first by the UP chief minister outside Lucknow.

Devotees prefer early-morning dip at Kumbh to avoid rush, reach back home in time

February 10, 2019 10:43 am

"Close to 50 lakh devotees had already taken dip before sunrise," Kumbh Mela Adhikari Vijay Kiran Anand told PTI.

Ailing UP tanneries shut for Kumbh, start shifting to Bengal

February 09, 2019 10:16 am

UP Leather Industries Association vice-president Iftakhar said around one lakh people used to work in these tanneries and after the closure, daily-wage workers from other states have returned home.

Yogi Adityanath takes holy dip in Ganga post cabinet meet at Kumbh mela

January 29, 2019 9:17 pm

CM Adityanath's move is among the latest series of measures to hype up the festival, which is considered one of the largest religious gathering, which is being held at Prayagraj this year. 

Those who keep the Kumbh clean

January 20, 2019 10:24 am

Cleaning Kumbh: When the largest-ever human gathering collects at one place in Prayagraj, what does it take to get it ready for a new day? Indian Express finds out, through the Mela officials and their toilet and dustbin maths, the 20,000 sanitation workers and their stories — and a newborn


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.