More than 3 crore devotees from all over the world have arrived at the Kumbh Mela 2019 for the second ‘Shahi Snan‘ or auspicious dip on ‘Mauni Amavasya’ today.
Fact: Mauni Amavasya is the most significant of all the sacred bathing days.
Kumbh Mela officer Vijay Kiran Anand said, “By Sunday morning, over 1 crore devotees had already taken holy dip in the Sangam. The crowd is swelling with each passing hour and we are expecting about 3 crore devotees. As many as 40 ghats have been prepared for bathing in a stretch of 8 kilometres.”
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Security at Kumbh has been tightened to deal with any kind of emergency. Over 40 police stations, 43 fire stations, 15 sub-fire stations, 96 control watchtowers and 40 fire watchtowers have been set up. Also, the entire area is under surveillance of 440 CCTV cameras.
Even the entry of vehicles have been restricted in the 32,000-acre of Kumbh Nagri. The administration is also running over 500 shuttle buses for the devotees to make their way from several parts of Prayagraj to Kumbh.
Note: The Kumbh Mela witnesses a total of 3 ‘Shahi Snans’. The first one already took place on January 15 and the second ‘Shahi Snan’ is today and the last one is on February 10.