Kumbh live photos: Check latest photos from Haridwar Maha Kumbh 2021

The Haridwar Kumbh Mela commenced on Thursday (April 1) in Uttarakhand. Amid surge in COVID-19 cases, new Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) were issued by the state government to contain the spread of the virus. 

Devotees during Shahi Snan on April 27

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Devotees during Shahi Snan on April 27

On the occasion of 'Chaitra Purnima' on Tuesday (April 27), devotees took a holy dip in the Ganga river at Har Ki Pauri in Haridwar amid the ongoing Kumbh Mela. However, very few devotees participated in the 'Shahi Snan' due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation. 

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 17 had appealed that the Kumbh Mela 'should now only be symbolic amid the coronavirus crisis'. 

 

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Deserted view of ghats at Har ki Pauri in Haridwar on Ram Navami

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Deserted view of ghats at Har ki Pauri in Haridwar on Ram Navami

A deserted view of ghats at Har ki Pauri in Haridwar on the occasion of Ram Navami on April 21.

 

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Kumbh devotees at Har Ki Pauri

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Kumbh devotees at Har Ki Pauri

Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat have announced that Kumbh returnees will have to undergo COVID-19 tests before returning to their respective places. 

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Kumbh Mela in Haridwar

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Kumbh Mela in Haridwar

Niranjani Akhada, one of the 13 akhadas of seers participating in the Haridwar Kumbh decided to exit the event in the wake of the rising COVID-19 cases in the state. Mahamandaleshwar of Maha Nirwani Akhada from Madhya Pradesh Swami Kapil Dev who was suffering from the coronavirus died at a private hospital here on April 13.

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Devotees take holy dip during third Shahi Snan

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Devotees take holy dip during third Shahi Snan

Devotees took a holy dip during the third 'Shahi Snan' on Wednesday (April 14) at Har ki Pauri, in Haridwar  amid worrying surge in COVID-19 cases. 

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Devotees in Kumbh amid COVID-19 scare

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Devotees in Kumbh amid COVID-19 scare

A total of 1,701 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the Haridwar Kumbh Mela from April 10 to 14, as per reports. The numbers include both RT-PCR and Rapid Antigen Test reports of devotees and seers of different akharas (ascetic groups) over the five-day period in the entire Mela Kshetra extending from Haridwar to Devprayag, Haridwar Chief Medical Officer Shambhu Kumar Jha said on Thursday (April 15).

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Kumbh Mela devotees throng Har ki Pauri

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Kumbh Mela devotees throng Har ki Pauri

A majority of the 48.51 lakh people who took part in the last two royal baths aka Shahi Snan held on the occasion of Somwati Amavasya on April 12 and Mesh Sankranti on Wednesday (April 14) were seen ignoring COVID-19 appropriate behavior. 

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Kumbh Mela devotees

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Kumbh Mela devotees

Devotees continue to throng Haridwar for the Kumbh Mela on the third day of Shahi Snan yesterday. 

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Devotees at Kumbh Mela

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Devotees at Kumbh Mela

Long queues of devotees at Kumbh Mela in haridwar despite the growing number of coronavirus cases in the state.

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Sanitizer stations installed at Har Ki Pauri ghat

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Sanitizer stations installed at Har Ki Pauri ghat

Keeping in view the rise in COVID-19 cases, announcements with regards to social distancing, masks are made at Har Ki Pauri ghat. Sanitiser stations have also been installed there for the visitors. 

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Low footfall in Haridwar Kumbh

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Low footfall in Haridwar Kumbh

Kumbh Mela witnessed a low footfall of devotees on Thursday (April 1) at Har Ki Pauri ghat in Haridwar amid surge in COVID-19 cases. 

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Kumbh in Haridwar

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Kumbh in Haridwar

Keeping in view the rising COVID-19 cases, the Uttarakhand High Court has made it mandatory for devotees attending the Kumbh Mela to bring their negative RT-PCR report, not older than 72 hours on arrival. 

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Haridwar Kumbh Mela began from April 1

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Haridwar Kumbh Mela began from April 1

Devotees will participate in three shahi snans which will take place on April 12, 14 and 27.

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Kumbh Mela in Haridwar amid COVID-19 surge

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Kumbh Mela in Haridwar amid COVID-19 surge

Devotees took a holy dip at the Har Ki Pauri ghat in Haridwar as Kumbh Mela started on April 1. 

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Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021

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Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021

The Haridwar Kumbh Mela commenced on Thursday (April 1) in Uttarakhand. Devotees will participate in three shahi snans which are slated for April 12, 14 and 27.

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Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021

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Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021

The Kumbh Mela will be held for only 30 days this year, from April 1 to 30, in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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