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Devotees take first holy dip of Ardh Kumbh in Haridwar

Devotees take first holy dip of Ardh Kumbh in Haridwar

Thousands of devotees thronged the 'Har ki Pauri' ghat in Haridwar to take first festive bath on the occasion of Makar Sankranti during the Ardh Kumbh mela on Thursday morning.

Jan 14, 2016, 09:57 AM IST

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Jan 12, 2016, 10:25 AM IST

New train terminal at Prayag ghat to ease Kumbh Mela crowd

Railways would set up a new train terminal at Prayag ghat adjacent to Allahabad city to manage unprecedented crowd during Kumbh Mela.

Nov 04, 2015, 11:40 AM IST

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.

Oct 14, 2015, 16:53 PM IST

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.

Sep 25, 2015, 15:13 PM IST
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.

Sep 16, 2015, 10:14 AM IST

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.

Sep 15, 2015, 20:49 PM IST

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.

Sep 15, 2015, 18:58 PM IST

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Sep 13, 2015, 20:38 PM IST

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.

Sep 13, 2015, 14:05 PM IST

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.

Sep 06, 2015, 18:44 PM IST

Samajwadi Party MP demands nationwide ban on cow slaughter

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

Sep 03, 2015, 16:03 PM IST

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.

Sep 03, 2015, 15:27 PM IST

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.

Sep 02, 2015, 10:05 AM IST

Dalai Lama holds discussions with spiritual leaders

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

Aug 30, 2015, 19:54 PM IST

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 ta

Aug 29, 2015, 18:33 PM IST

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.

Aug 29, 2015, 16:15 PM IST
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.

Aug 29, 2015, 07:07 AM IST

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.

Aug 27, 2015, 21:24 PM IST