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Kumbh Mela amid Covid-19 pandemic: In photos

Updated On Apr 02, 2021 09:58 AM IST

Amid the rising cases of Covid-19 disease, the Kumbh Mela formally began in Haridwar on Thursday. Meanwhile, India reported as many as 81,466 fresh cases of the virus on Friday.

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Paramilitary personnel offer prayers for a safe and unhindered Kumbh fair amid rising cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) at Har ki Pauri in Haridwar. As many as 12,000 police and 400 paramilitary force personnel have been deployed at the site to maintain law and order and ensure that devotees adhere to Covid-19 norms.(ANI photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 02, 2021 09:58 AM IST

Paramilitary personnel offer prayers for a safe and unhindered Kumbh fair amid rising cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) at Har ki Pauri in Haridwar. As many as 12,000 police and 400 paramilitary force personnel have been deployed at the site to maintain law and order and ensure that devotees adhere to Covid-19 norms.(ANI photo)

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Uttarakhand chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat visited the Haridwar site on March 11. People seen crowding around him here, with little or no consideration for Covid-19-appropriate behaviour.(HT Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 02, 2021 09:58 AM IST

Uttarakhand chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat visited the Haridwar site on March 11. People seen crowding around him here, with little or no consideration for Covid-19-appropriate behaviour.(HT Photo)

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A man looks for coins thrown in the Ganges by devotees after performing religious rituals. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 02, 2021 09:58 AM IST

A man looks for coins thrown in the Ganges by devotees after performing religious rituals. (AFP)

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Naga Sadhus (Hindu holy men) gather before taking a holy dip in the waters of the River Ganga. Even as authorities upped their guards in view of the Covid-19 pandemic and mandated devotees to carry a negative RT-PCR certificate, many turned up without it on day-1 of the fest, according to news agency PTI.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 02, 2021 09:58 AM IST

Naga Sadhus (Hindu holy men) gather before taking a holy dip in the waters of the River Ganga. Even as authorities upped their guards in view of the Covid-19 pandemic and mandated devotees to carry a negative RT-PCR certificate, many turned up without it on day-1 of the fest, according to news agency PTI.(AFP)

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Hindu devotees perform a religious ritual for the departed souls of their relatives on the banks of River Ganges. The Kumbh fest, which is usually held over nearly four months, will be wrapped up this year in just one month due to the Covid-19 pandemic.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 02, 2021 09:58 AM IST

Hindu devotees perform a religious ritual for the departed souls of their relatives on the banks of River Ganges. The Kumbh fest, which is usually held over nearly four months, will be wrapped up this year in just one month due to the Covid-19 pandemic.(AFP)

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Sadhus or Holy men offering prayer during a Kumbh Mela, in Haridwar on Tuesday. (ANI Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 02, 2021 09:58 AM IST

Sadhus or Holy men offering prayer during a Kumbh Mela, in Haridwar on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)

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