Sun, 29 May 2022 Today's Paper

Estimated 230 million take holy dip during India’s Kumbh festival

5 March 2019 10:07 am - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

 

DPA, 04th MARCH, 2019  -  A record-breaking 230 million pilgrims took the ritual dip at the confluence of holy rivers in northern India during the seven-week Kumbh Mela, officials said at the close of the festival on Monday.


Hindu devotees, ash-smeared ascetics and gurus bathed during the Kumbh Mela, billed as the largest religious gathering on earth, held in the city of Prayagraj, formerly known as Allahabad.  Hindus believe that bathing at the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati rivers during the Kumbh Mela will absolve them of all sins and stop the cycle of rebirth. “Five bathing festivals of the Kumbh have concluded successfully with more than 220 million pilgrims taking a holy dip,” the federal government said in a statement released on Sunday evening.


Senior festival official Dilip Kumar Trigunayat said an estimated 229.5 million pilgrims had taken the holy bath during the festival and 10 million more were expected on Monday, the sixth and final bathing day on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri, dedicated to Shiva, one of the deities of the Hindu trinity.

Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.

  Comments - 0

Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.


Rashini Ready to Fight Cancer, but needs help

Sri Lanka is officially bankrupt and on the precipice of starvation. Fuel que

Student’s basic right to education trampled due to ‘hair issue’

Education is a fundamental right guaranteed by the UN Charter and the Constit

Sajith will lead SL soon but this time he failed in his decision making - Harin

Tourism Minister and SJB MP Harin Fernando has come out strong on his decisio

Shocking inside stories of the sugar scam

In the backdrop of former Finance Minister Ali Sabry’s proposed plan to inc