New Delhi: On the juncture of the 2nd royal bath of the Maha Kumbh, respective devotees took a beatified bath successful the Ganga stream astatine Har Ki Pauri successful Haridwar connected Monday (April 12, 2021).
The holy dip comes amid the COVID-19 scare arsenic the wide nationalist has been allowed astatine the Bramha Kund lone till 7 am, station which, the country volition beryllium reserved for akharas. Devotees, however, person been allowed to instrumentality the beatified dip connected different ghats.
"General nationalist volition beryllium allowed present till 7 am. After that, this country volition beryllium reserved for akharas. A stampede-like concern whitethorn originate if we would effort to enforce societal distancing astatine ghats, truthful we are incapable to enforce societal distancing here," Kumbh Mela IG Sanjay Gunjyal told ANI.
— ANI (@ANI) April 12, 2021
Uttarakhand: People instrumentality a beatified dip successful Ganga stream astatine Har Ki Pauri successful Haridwar.
Kumbh Mela IG Sanjay Gunjyal says, "General nationalist volition beryllium allowed present till 7 am. After that, this country volition beryllium reserved for akharas". pic.twitter.com/9PtcP9WwwG
— ANI (@ANI) April 11, 2021
While the first bath was held connected March 11 connected the juncture of Mahashivratri, the 3rd volition present instrumentality spot connected April 14.
Meanwhile, Nepal's past King Gyanendra Veer Vikram Singh has besides arrived successful Haridwar to enactment successful the ongoing Kumbh festivities.
During his visit, King Gyanendra met Acharya Mahamandaleshwar Kailashanand Giri Maharaj of Niranjani Akhara astatine Dakshin Kali Temple and took his blessings.
King Gyanendra has reportedly arrived successful Haridwar for the archetypal clip connected the juncture of Kumbh.
Notably, determination are six auspicious days during the fair: Magh Purnima (February 27, 2021), Mahashivratri (March 11, 2021), Somvati Amavasya (April 12, 2021), Baisakhi (April 14, 2021), Ram Navmi (April 21, 2021), and Chaitra Purnima (April 27, 2021).
However, this time, it's not the aforesaid arsenic it utilized to beryllium owed to the COVID-19 pandemic. The cardinal and authorities governments person brought successful respective guidelines to guarantee that the coronavirus information protocols are followed. This year, the just volition beryllium organised for a shorter span and volition instrumentality spot betwixt April 1 and 30. Usually, the Kumbh continues for astir 4 months.
Uttarakhand has truthful acold recorded 1,08,812 COVID-19 cases, of which, 7,323 are inactive active.