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As Kumbh draws to a close, devotees throng Kshipra for 'shahi snan'

As Kumbh draws to a close, devotees throng Kshipra for 'shahi snan'

 A sea of humanity, some drawn from abroad, braving the sultry weather today flooded the banks of Kshipra river for the ongoing third and last 'shahi snan' (royal bath) of the Simhastha-Kumbh Mela, marking the end of the month-long festival.

Simhastha Kumbh Mela's third 'shahi snan' begins

The third and the last 'shahi snan' (royal bath) of month-long Simhastha-Kumbh Mela began early Saturday with Naga sadhus of akharas venturing into the holy Shipra river chanting Har Har Mahadev.

Nepal's first woman president cancels maiden trip to India

Nepal's first woman President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has cancelled her visit to India, which would have been her first foreign trip after assuming office, in the wake of the political instability in her country.

Simhastha Kumbh Mela: Nirmohi Akhara boycotts shahi snan as Juna Akhara takes holy dip first

Simhastha Kumbh Mela: Nirmohi Akhara boycotts shahi snan as Juna Akhara takes holy dip first

Lakhs are thronging Ujjain to attend the auspicious Simhastha 2016 – a month long congregation of Hindus. Several seers and 13 Akharas have queued up to take holy dip in the sacred water of river Kshipra.

Scores of seers descend on Ujjain to take royal bath at Kumbh

Scores of seers descend on Ujjain to take royal bath at Kumbh

People drawn from different parts of the country and abroad are taking part in the Kumbh mela, one of the largest congregations of Hindus.

Simhastha Kumbh Mela begins in Ujjain: All that you should know

Simhastha Kumbh Mela begins in Ujjain: All that you should know

The much-awaited Simhastha Kumbh Mela began in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, on Friday.

Probe legality of water release for Kumbh 'shahi snan': HC

The Bombay High Court Wednesday directed Maharashtra government to probe the legality of a decision taken by the authorities to release water from Gangapur dam for 'shahi snan' (royal bath) at the Kumbh Mela in Nashik this year.

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Seers take 'shahi snan' at Trimbakeshwar

Seers and devotees on Friday took 'shahi snan' (royal bath) at Kushavartatirthi pond here on the third 'parvani' (auspicious day) of the ongoing Kumbh Mela.

Kumbh Mela: Last Shahi Snan begins in Nasik

Kumbh Mela: Last Shahi Snan begins in Nasik

The last Shahi Snan of the on-going Simhastha Kumbhamela has begun at Kushavarta in Tryambakeshwar near Nasik in Maharashtra.

Second 'shahi snan' at Kumbh Mela passes off peacefully

Braving sporadic heavy rain, lakhs of pilgrims took a holy dip during the second `shahi snan` (royal bath) at the ongoing Simhastha Kumbh Mela in Nashik-Trimbakeshwar here since Sunday morning, officials said.

First 'shahi snan' of Kumbh Mela begins today

The first 'shahi snan' of the ongoing Kumbh Mela began in Nashik on Saturday with thousands of devotees, including 'mahants' of various akhadas or sects, thronging the ghats of River Godavari to take the holy dip.

Nashik Kumbh: Poor turnout at first Shahi Snan

Nashik Kumbh: Poor turnout at first Shahi Snan

The inaugural 'Shahi Snan' (royal bath) at the ongoing Simhastha Kumbh Mela proved to be a damp squib due to poor turnout, organisers said here on Saturday.

Kumbh Mela: Nashik gears up for first 'shahi snan'

As the first shahi snan (holy dip) on August 29 at Nashik and Trimbakeshwar towns during the ongoing Kumbh Mela draws near, the district administration here is leaving no stone unturned to facilitate the famous ritual for the visitors.

Vaishnav akhadas hold flag hoisting at Nashik Kumbh mela

Ahead of the first 'Shahi Snan' (royal bath) scheduled for August 29, a conventional flag hoisting ceremony of three Vaishnavite akhadas was held on Wednesday at 'Sadhu Gram' in Nashik, which is hosting the Kumbh Mela along with Trimbakeshwar.

Dwarkapeeth Shankaracharya seeks Nashik Kumbh ban on Radhe Maa

Dwarkapeeth Shankaracharya Swami Swarupanand Saraswati has demanded that Sachchidananda Giri, the businessman-turned-ascetic, and sadhvis Trikal Bhavanta and Radhe 'Maa' be restrained from participating in ceremonial 'Shahi Snan' (royal bath) in Nashik Kumbh Mela.

Kumbh: UP govt seeks PM`s intervention against `VI

Uttar Pradesh government shot off a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking his intervention to ensure that `Kumbh Mela` is held smoothly.