Nasheman News : Fire at Kumbh Mela site, no one injured: A cylinder exploded in a tent at the Digambar Ani Akhara at the Kumbh Mela site in Prayagraj, triggering a massive fire on Monday, a day before the fair officially opens, police said. There were no immediate reports of anyone being injured, Akhara police station inspector Bhaskar Mishra told media. Firefighters rushed to control the blaze which engulfed the makeshift structure at the venue.
Security has been tightened for world’s largest human congregation, Kumbh 2019:Scores of devotees from across the country took a holy dip at Sangam Ghat on the occasion of Makar Sankranti in Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj, formerly known as Allahabad, on Monday.Security personnel take the oath to execute their duties honestly after offering prayers at Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges and Yamuna ahead of the Kumbh Festival in Allahabad.
Millions of Hindu pilgrims are expected to take part in the large religious congregation called Kumbh festival that runs for a period of over a month starting from January 15.Makar Sankranti or Maghi, is a festival day in the Hindu calendar, in reference to deity Surya. The day marks the first day of sun’s transit into the Makara, marking the end of the month with the winter solstice and the start of longer days.
Hindu holy men sing bhajans at Sangam. Special tent colony have been set up in Arail area of the event for Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) who are scheduled to arrive on January 24. Pilgrims and tourists can book tents as per their needs and budget online through Kumbh Mela website.