Apr 20, 2021 08:27 PM IST
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.
- Apr 16, 2021 11:34 AM IST
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.
- Apr 16, 2021 07:50 AM IST
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.
- Apr 15, 2021 06:55 PM IST
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.
- Apr 15, 2021 02:17 PM IST
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.
- Apr 14, 2021 05:01 PM IST
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
- Apr 12, 2021 04:12 PM IST
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.
- Mar 31, 2021 12:43 PM IST
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.
- Mar 22, 2021 11:22 AM IST
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.
- Mar 11, 2021 10:35 PM IST
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.