Haridwar Kumbh Mela: The first 'Shahi Snan' on Maha Shivratri today, more than 20 lakh devotees take a dip in Ganga
Haridwar Kumbh Mela: The first 'Shahi Snan' on Maha Shivratri today, more than 20 lakh devotees take a dip in Ganga

On the occasion of Maha Shivratri, tens of thousands of devotees from across the country bathed in the Ganga at Har ki Pairi in Haridwar. The first Shahi Snan of the Kumbh Mela, which is being held here for the first time in 12 years, is taking place today. In 2016, Haridwar hosted a Kumbh Mela.

Ganga’s arrival on Earth is credited to Lord Shiva, who held her in his matted locks as she descended from heaven with immense power, according to the official website of the Kumbh Mela. On this day, taking a holy dip is thought to be a spiritually transformative experience.

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According to the news agency ANI, over 20 lakh devotees have performed Shahi Snan at Har Ki Pauri. “‘Snan’ has been performed by up to 22 lakh devotees. As the ‘akharas’ prepare for Shahi Snan, we will begin the process of emptying this ghat (Har Ki Pauri) “According to Sanjay Gunjyal, IG Police, Kumbh Mela in Haridwar.

On the occasion of Somvati Amavasya, the second Shahi Snan will be held on April 12th. The third and fourth will be held on Mesh Sankranti and Chaitra Poornima, respectively, on April 14 and April 27.

Meanwhile, special arrangements have been made in Haridwar, where devotees from all over the country are expected to flock for a holy dip in the Ganga.

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The Mahakumbh takes place every 12 years in Haridwar, and the Ardh Kumbh takes place every six years. The festival takes place every 12 years in the cities of Haridwar, Allahabad, Ujjain, and Nasik. Thousands of people flock to the river during the Kumbh Mela to take a holy bath, especially on the auspicious bathing day.

Kumbh devotees will be showered with flowers, according to the Chief Minister.

On the occasion of Mahashivratri on Thursday, Uttarakhand’s new chief minister, Tirath Singh Rawat, released orders for helicopters to shower Kumbh Mela pilgrims with flowers. “It should be simple for tourists to take a holy dip in the Ganga. The value of seers’ honor cannot be overstated. It is imperative to ensure a grand and divine Kumbh “He expressed himself.

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“For the state’s growth, we must all work together. Representatives and leaders of the people play a major role in this process. We should all work hard and devote ourselves to our jobs “According to Rawat,

Kumbh helpline numbers:

Kumbh Helpline Number – 1334 222725, 1334 222726, 1334 222727

Mela Bhawan, CCR Tower, Rodibelwala, Near Harki Pauri, Haridwar, Uttarakhand-249401

+91 1334 224457

Email: [email protected]

The Kumbh Mela is the largest congregation of pilgrims on earth. It attracts the crores of people including ascetics, saints, sadhus, kalpavasis and tourists from all over the world.