Magh Mela

Magh Mela begins in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj amid tight security

More than 40 lakh devotees are expected to take the holy dip in the Sangam on Friday. The number could go up further because of the lunar eclipse on Friday.

Jan 10, 2020, 09:40 AM IST

Prayagraj gears up to host Magh Mela 2020

Elaborate arrangements have been made by the Uttar Pradesh government ahead of the annual Magh Mela. Watch to know more.

Jan 07, 2020, 15:42 PM IST

Ban on wet cleaning of leather in Kanpur tanneries till Feb 10

 Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board has directed the owners of tanneries in the city to stop wet cleaning of leather from January 12 to check the discharge of effluents into the Ganga in view of Magh Mela that starts here on January 14.

Jan 10, 2017, 15:07 PM IST

Mauni Amavasya: Over 50 lakh take holy dip at Sangam in Allahabad

Over 50 lakh people took the holy dip at Sangam , the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati, at Sangam in Allahabad on the occasion of Mauni Amavasya on Monday.

Feb 08, 2016, 15:12 PM IST

Braving cold weather thousands take holy dip in Sangam on Makar Sankranti

Thousands of people on Thursday bathed at the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti.

Jan 14, 2016, 20:25 PM IST

Who says what's in a name; these Muslim boys gain inner strength and energy by 'Ram naam'

A group of Muslim boys from UP's Allahabad have come up with a unique spiritual way to gain inner strength and energy.

Jan 12, 2016, 16:29 PM IST

Hindu seer hacked in Allahabad

A Hindu seer was Tuesday murdered at the Magh Mela here on the banks of Sangam, the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, police said.

Jan 20, 2015, 17:31 PM IST

Shiv Sena hits out at Vasudevananda over '10 kids per family' rant

Slamming Swami Vasudevananda for his comments that every Hindu family must produce 10 kids, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday said the 'godman' should at least refrain from joining the league of other leaders from the BJP, who created furore with their controversial remarks.

Jan 20, 2015, 12:01 PM IST

Magh Mela with Paush Poornima 'holy dip' begins today

Magh Mela is set to begin today with approximately 25 lakh pilgrims are expected to take a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of Yamuna, Ganga and mythological Saraswati, on the occasion of Paush P

Jan 05, 2015, 09:10 AM IST

Rains force Magh Mela pilgrims to desert tent city

Unusually heavy winter rains have forced thousands of pilgrims here to abandon the make-shift city of tents that had come up in view of the annual religious congregation of Magh Mela.

Jan 20, 2014, 14:11 PM IST

Tight security measures for Magh Mela: ADG

Stringent security measures have
been put in place at the on-going Magh Mela though there are
no intelligence inputs of any terrorist threats to the annual
religious congregation, a top police official said on Sunday.

Jan 10, 2010, 19:20 PM IST

Sea of pilgrims throng Sangam as Magh Mela begins

A sea of pilgrims and devotees thronged the Sangam here to take a holy dip on the first day of the annual Hindu festival of Magh Mela that started Thursday amid heavy security, officials said.

Dec 31, 2009, 12:48 PM IST