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  • Nepal's ex-King Gyanendra, Queen Komal test COVID-19 positive after attending Maha Kumbh in India Apr 20, 2021 08:27 PM IST

    Nepal's ex-King Gyanendra, Queen Komal test COVID-19 positive after attending Maha Kumbh in India

    The 73-year-old former King and 70-year-old former Queen recently returned from India where they had taken a holy dip at Haridwar’s Har Ki Pauri during the Maha Kumbh — a religious congregation of Hindu seers and devotees, according to the Health Ministry.

  • Coronavirus hits Kumbh Mela 2021: Death of COVID-19 positive Akhada head to rising infections Apr 16, 2021 11:34 AM IST

    Coronavirus hits Kumbh Mela 2021: Death of COVID-19 positive Akhada head to rising infections

    Kumbh Mela 2021: In view of the deteriorating COVID-19 situation, Niranjani Akhada, one of the 13 akhadas of seers participating in the Haridwar Kumbh, has decided to opt-out of the event.

  • Kumbh Mela 2021: Niranjani Akhada announces end of Maha Kumbh after many saints test positive for COVID-19 Apr 16, 2021 07:50 AM IST

    Kumbh Mela 2021: Niranjani Akhada announces end of Maha Kumbh after many saints test positive for COVID-19

    Kumbh Mela 2021: Uttarakhand on April 15 recorded its highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases since the outbreak of the pandemic with 2,220 people testing positive.

  • Kumbh Mela 2021: Head of Maha Nirvani Akhara suffering from COVID-19 dies in Uttarakhand Apr 15, 2021 06:55 PM IST

    Kumbh Mela 2021: Head of Maha Nirvani Akhara suffering from COVID-19 dies in Uttarakhand

    The akhara's Mahamandaleshwar, who had come to attend the ongoing Kumbh Mela in Haridwar from Madhya Pradesh, was admitted to the Kailash Hospital in Dehradun after his RT-PCR test result, Haridwar's Chief Medical Officer S K Jha said.

  • Over 1,700 test positive for COVID-19 in Kumbh Mela over 5-day period Apr 15, 2021 02:17 PM IST

    Over 1,700 test positive for COVID-19 in Kumbh Mela over 5-day period

    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.

  • How a Noida-based exam security solutions firm is using AI tools to manage crowds at the Kumbh Apr 14, 2021 05:01 PM IST

    How a Noida-based exam security solutions firm is using AI tools to manage crowds at the Kumbh

    The AI-based police surveillance system consists of 310 CCTV cameras, 50 internet protocol-based public address systems and five variable message display boards, apart from the computers, all of which keep an eye on the three lakh devotees who, on an average, throng the ghats every day

  • Kumbh Mela: Thousands take dip in Ganga on Shahi Snan amid rising COVID cases Apr 12, 2021 04:12 PM IST

    Kumbh Mela: Thousands take dip in Ganga on Shahi Snan amid rising COVID cases

    The seers of different akhadas, led by their Mahamandaleshwaras, by turns took out grand Shobha Yatras through the main thoroughfare of the pilgrimage city to gather at Brahma Kund, Har Ki Pauri for the holy bath on the occasion of Somvati Amavasya.

  • Rishikesh and Haridwar emerge as COVID-19 hotspots ahead of Kumbh Mela 2021 Mar 31, 2021 12:43 PM IST

    Rishikesh and Haridwar emerge as COVID-19 hotspots ahead of Kumbh Mela 2021

    The Kumbh Mela 2021 will take place from April 1 to 30, with three "shahi snan" (major bathing) dates on April 12, 14 and 27.

  • Kumbh Mela 2021: Important dates, COVID-19 guidelines and more you need to know Mar 22, 2021 11:22 AM IST

    Kumbh Mela 2021: Important dates, COVID-19 guidelines and more you need to know

    The Kumbh Mela is held at one of the four holy pilgrimage destinations, Haridwar, Nashik, Allahabad (now Prayagraj), and Ujjain, every 12 years by rotation.

  • In Pics | First Shahi Snan of Kumbh Mela, thousands of devotees take dip in Holy Ganga Mar 11, 2021 10:35 PM IST

    In Pics | First Shahi Snan of Kumbh Mela, thousands of devotees take dip in Holy Ganga

    Thousands of devotees reached Haridwar town on Uttarakhand on March 11, on the occasion of Mahashivratri. The day also marked the first 'Shahi Snan' of the Kumbh Mela 2021. Seers and ascetics from all over the country took part in the ritual bath.

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