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Over 9 lakh devotees take dip in Sangam on Mahashivratri

Over 9 lakh devotees took holy dip in Sangam on Mahashivratri festival, marking the conclusion of the 54-day Magh Mela. Officials expect preparations for next year's Mahakumbh to begin soon.

Devotees at the Sangam on Mahashivratri on Friday. (Anil Kumar Maurya/HT)
Updated on Mar 09, 2024 07:20 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Over 42.90 lakh pilgrims, saints take holy dip in Sangam on Basant Panchami

For Wednesday’s snan (dip), heavy security arrangements were made at different ghats and entry and exit points by the mela police. A detailed and meticulous traffic diversion for smooth movement of pilgrims was also in place. The diversions came into effect from 5am on Tuesday and would remain in force till the night of February 17.

Pilgrims and seers taking a dip at ghats on the banks of Sangam at Magh Mela-2024 on the occasion of Basant Panchami on Wednesday. (HT)
Published on Feb 14, 2024 10:49 PM IST

Prayagraj cops keep vigil on sorcery at Magh Mela-2024

During Magh mela in 2023, a sorcerer was spotted at Sangam ghat beating a woman with sticks on the pretext of relieving her from the possession of evil spirits.

Sorcery being performed on banks of Sangam in February 2023 (HT File)
Updated on Feb 09, 2024 10:51 PM IST

What it takes for a city of two million to play host to 400 million

The administration must do everything it can to prepare for the grand event. A look at the monies and effort it takes to enable the world’s largest congregation

Pilgrims and saints at Sangam during Kumbh-2019 in Prayagraj ((HT File Photos) )
Updated on Feb 06, 2024 09:35 PM IST

Magh Mela-2024: Preparations complete in Prayagraj, Paush Purnima bathing today

Around 30 lakh pilgrims are expected to brave the winter chill and fog to take the dip scheduled for Thursday

Pilgrims arriving on the eve of Paush Purnima snan in Prayagraj. (Anil Kumar Maurya/HT)
Published on Jan 24, 2024 07:59 PM IST
By, Prayagraj
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