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.

Watch: Policeman jumps off 20-feet bridge to save a man at Kumbh
Watch: Policeman jumps off 20-feet bridge to save a man at Kumbh

In an excellent display of valour, a policeman jumped off a 20-feet high bridge to save a man during the ongoing Simhastha Kumbh Mela in Nashik-Trimbakeshwar.

Akhara Council decides to ban use of plastic in Kumbh Mela

To conserve the environment, the Akhara Council has decided to put a ban on the use of plastic items and loudspeakers at the venue of the ongoing Kumbh Mela here.

Raj Thackeray lauds NMC for successfully holding Kumbh Mela

 Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray today lauded Nashik Municipal Corporation for successfully conducting the ongoing Kumbh Mela here and at Trimbakeshwar.

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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.

Kumbh: Sadhus clash over procession route, normalcy restored

Two groups of Sadhus allegedly clashed after a seer took out a procession to Ram Kund through the royal procession route in Tapovan here during the ongoing Kumbh Mela to which another group objected and attacked them and damaged two vehicles, a senior police official said on Sunday.

Samajwadi Party MP demands nationwide ban on cow slaughter

Rajya Sabha MP Munavvar Saleem has demanded a nationwide ban on cow slaughter.

Holy men call for Swachh Kumbh Mela

Spiritual leaders on Thursday highlighted the importance of sanitation, hygiene and clean water at an event at the Kumbh Mela here.

Manthan: All about Kumbh Mela in Nashik

Kumbh Mela is a mass Hindu pilgrimage of faith in which Hindus gather to bathe in a sacred river.

Dalai Lama holds discussions with spiritual leaders

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama arrived at the piligrimage town of Trimbakeshwar, near here on Sunday.

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.

Kumbh Mela: Thousands take holy dip during first 'Shahi Snan'

Lakhs of people are diving in the Godavari River on the auspicious day of Purnima. The event is very well maintained where the first dive comes from ‘Akhara’ clan and then comes the turn of common people. The crowd is much excited to see the Naga sadhus who are taking the first dive today.

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.

Kumbh: Seer invites Hurriyat, Ulfa leaders to discuss peace

A Hindu seer has invited separatist leaders from Kashmir and heads of militant groups like Ulfa and Bodo to participate in a debate on peace at the ongoing Kumbh mela here.

Central Railway to run 128 Kumbh Mela special trains

Central Railway has decided to run unreserved special trains from Nasik Road to Aurangabad, Amaravati, Daund and Itarsi as well as between Devlali and Wardha to clear the extra rush of pilgrims during the ongoing Kumbha Mela in Nashik.

Fadnavis, Chouhan to attend flag hoisting ceremony in Nashik

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis and his Madhya Pradesh counterpart Shivraj Singh Chouhan will attend the flag hoisting ceremony of three akhadas here at the ongoing Kumbh Mela on August 19.