Narendra Giri had last week told The Indian Express, “No one has the right to change the name of this ancient cultural gathering. Who are we to change its name? We will discuss why the Yogi government took this decision and on what basis. The Ardh Kumbh is a legacy of Prayag, how can one change its very name?”
The maiden entry of Kinnar Akhara, an institution representing transgenders, at the Kumbh drew maximum attention as devotees scrambled to seek their blessings when they arrived at Gandharv Ghat Friday evening.