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Nishank congratulates all for successful conduct of Mahakumbh

Last Updated: Thursday, April 29, 2010, 16:00

The Kumbh mela here, which began on January 14 on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, would end Friday.

Haridwar gears up to host lakhs of devotees for `shahi snan`

Last Updated: Thursday, February 11, 2010, 18:28

Thousands of devotees have already trooped into the city to take part in the first `shahi snan`, which will witness over a lakh `sadhus`, including the ash smeared `nagas`, taking bath in the Ganges here on the occasion of Mahashivratri on Friday as part of the Maha Kumbh.

Two weeks to sainthood

Last Updated: Monday, February 01, 2010, 17:47

In Hardwar, 17-year-old Sagar is trying hard to find favour with his teachers. Training to be a Naga sadhu, his days are spent running errands for them, bathing in the icy waters of the Ganga and performing hours-long rituals.

Brisk business at Haridwar, thanks to Maha Kumbh

Last Updated: Friday, January 22, 2010, 19:37

With lakhs of people expected to turn up during the three-month-long Maha Kumbh, business establishments -- from hotels to aviation firms -- are having a field day.