kumbh mela

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.

Aug 19, 2015, 16:34 PM IST

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.

Aug 18, 2015, 12:41 PM IST

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.

Aug 17, 2015, 18:33 PM IST

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.

Aug 11, 2015, 11:15 AM IST

Water quality at Sangam gets affected during Kumbh: Govt

Water quality of Ganga and Yamuna rivers gets affected at Sangam in Allahabad due to mass bathing during Kumbh and other religious activities, apart from discharge of sewage, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Aug 07, 2015, 00:56 AM IST
Know more about Radhe Maa's journey from being a tailor to a godwoman

Know more about Radhe Maa's journey from being a tailor to a godwoman

Self-styled godwoman Radhe Maa is in news again and this time not only for her luxurious lifestyle but also her avatar as a model in mini skirt. Her recent pictures have left her devotees shocked. Here are a few facts about Radhe Maa's life:

Aug 06, 2015, 18:06 PM IST

Shirdi: Shri Saibaba's aarati timings changed

Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust (SSST) has announced changes in the timing of Shri Saibaba's aaratis with effect from Saturday, in view of the heavy rush of pilgrims during the ongoing Kumbh Mela.

Aug 01, 2015, 16:29 PM IST

Nashik Kumbh, Mumbai, Pune on alert after Gurdaspur terror attack

Security has been enhanced across the length and breadth of the country in the wake of the terror attack in Punjab's Gurdaspur, which has so far claimed the lives of six people, including a terrorist.

Jul 27, 2015, 12:49 PM IST

Thousands take holy dip in Godavari

Tens of thousands thronged the banks of the Godavari in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to take a holy dip on Saturday, the last day of Godavari maha pushkaralu, a de facto Kumbh mela.

Jul 25, 2015, 12:56 PM IST

Kumbh Mela: 20 trains to get additional halt at Nashik Road

 In view of the ongoing Kumbh Mela being celebrated at Nashik and Trimbakeshwar, the Central Railways has decided to give additional halt to 20 trains at Nashik Road station.

Jul 23, 2015, 20:07 PM IST

Kumbh Mela: Railways to run unreserved trains between Nasik Road to Bhusaval, Itarsi

To clear extra rush of passengers for the ongoing Kumbh Mela being celebrated at Nashik, the Central Railway (CR) has decided to run daily unreserved special trains with 18 general second class coaches, between Nasik Road to Bhusaval and Itarsi.

Jul 22, 2015, 18:52 PM IST

Women seers to perform separate flag hoisting at Nashik Kumbh

Aggrieved at being ignored by the Akhada Parishad during the ongoing Kumbh mela here, Sadhvi Trikal Bhavanta, the Mahant of all-women Pari akhada, has decided to perform a separate flag-hoisting on August 18.

Jul 22, 2015, 14:26 PM IST

'Akhand Jyot' at Kumbh: 3,617-km long wick to keep India united

 'Maha Kumbh Akhand Jyot', a one-of-its-kind lamp having the longest wick of 3,617-km, the same as the distance from Kashmir to Kanykumari, was illuminated on the opening day of the Simhastha Kumbh here and will continue to burn for all the 108 days.

Jul 17, 2015, 18:07 PM IST

Kumbh Mela: No VIP movement in Nashik on 'royal bath' days

There will be "no VIP or VVIP movement" in Nashik during the days of 'royal bath' at the ongoing Kumbh Mela to ensure that seers and devotees do not face any inconvenience, Maharashtra Government on Friday said.

Jul 17, 2015, 13:41 PM IST

'Controversial remarks by religious leaders negate Modi's good work'

National president of Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad on Thursday slammed the controversial 'Ghar Wapsi' campaign besides hitting out at religious leaders who make derogatory comments that divert focus from the government's development agenda.

Jul 16, 2015, 13:20 PM IST

Railways readies additional arrangements for Kumbh Mela

New platforms, foot over-bridges, drinking water facilities, special trains, medical as well as catering facilities have been set up by the railways to serve the millions of pilgrims descending on the Nasik-Trimbakeshwar Simhastha Kumbh Mela 2015.

Jul 16, 2015, 01:51 AM IST

Kumbh mela: Seers unhappy with improper water, power supply

Seers attending the Simhastha Kumbh mela, the largest congregation of any faith in the world held after every 12 years, have complained of inconsistent power and water supply and lack of cleanliness at the venue.

Jul 15, 2015, 15:41 PM IST

Railway makes special arrangements for Nashik Kumbh Mela

Railway has made special arrangements for pilgrims heading to Nashik for the Kumbh Mela and has upgraded and extended facilities at the local train station for smooth journey of devotees.

Jul 14, 2015, 21:59 PM IST

Nashik Kumbh: A temple that opens once in 12 years

The Shree Ganga Godavari Temple at Ramkund on Tuesday threw open its doors after 12 years to coincide with the Simhastha Kumbh Mela 2015 which has begun in the twin pilgrim centres of Nashik and Trimbakeshwar in Maharashtra.

Jul 14, 2015, 13:54 PM IST

PM Modi extends wishes to pilgrims at commencement of Kumbh Mela

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday extended his wishes to all pilgrims on the start of the Kumbh Mela in Nashik.

Jul 14, 2015, 08:55 AM IST