Haridwar Kumbh: Saints dip faith in the Ganges in royal bath, devotees thronged in large numbers amidst Corona havoc.
The main royal bath of Kumbh took place on Wednesday on the occasion of Aries Sankranti. Akharas have completed their preparations from the police administration to the Shahi Snan. From 9 am onwards, took 13 baths in order, taking a bath in the Ganges at Harki Paidi. For this, the bathing order to the root system was completely prepared. Earlier, at 7 am, the common devotee took a bath at Harki Paadi.
Preparations have been completed for the third and main royal bath of Kumbh. Earlier, the royal bath of Mahashivratri and Somavati Amavasya has been completed successfully. The bath of Chaitra Shukla Pratipada, the 5th festival of Kumbh, concluded on Tuesday. Crowd numbers appeared less on Tuesday due to the corona epidemic before the royal bath. In the royal bath to be held today, the arena will be a special center. As the royal procession bathes the akhara with its procession. Bathing order has also been fixed for this. First, Anand Akhara took a bath with Niranjani. The fire call was taken by Juna Akhara and the Kinnar Arena took a bath. After that, Brahmkund also took bath in the sages of Mahanirvani and Atal Akhara.
The common devotee took a Ganga bath at Harki Padi before 7:00 am. Now common devotees will take a bath in the Ganges after 6 pm. The time between it has been set for the akhadas. DGP Ashok Kumar, Meladhikari Deepak Rawat and IG Mela Sanjay Gunjyal, along with other officials, took stock of the arrangements regarding the main royal bath to be held today. DGP Ashok Kumar said that no one will be allowed to face any trouble on the day of bathing today. Strict instructions have been issued to the policemen that the locals should not be restrained without any reason.
Regarding a comment going viral on social media, DGP Ashok Kumar said that on the day of Shahi Snan, every day the shower was opened for the common people from 12 am to 7 am and evening. The day was reserved for the saints. Devotees took a bath in other Ganga Ghats. DGP Ashok Kumar said that the effort of the police will be that the local people do not have any problems at all. Passengers will also have to walk at least.