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Holy dip at Kumbh on 'Mauni Amavasya'

Holy dip at Kumbh on ‘Mauni Amavasya’

 

A sea of humankind swamped the Kumbh Nagari here on Monday as lakhs of sojourners led by monks of Hindu sects took a holy dip on what was the second and most propitious ‘shahi snan’ on the occasion of Mauni Amavasya.

Traditionally the biggest of all the divine bathing days in the 50-day long Mela, Mauni Amavasya this time holds greater importance as it falls on a Monday and that too during the Kumbh — a rather rare sequence on many accounts.

The day began as early as 3 am for many believers who were seen making a beeline for the Sangam — the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati — on foot as entry of vehicles was limited in the region of Kumbh Nagari, the sprawling 32000-hectare township that has come up on the banks of the river.

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