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Kumbh Mela 2019 begins with thousands taking dip at sunrise

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Kumbh Mela 2019 begins with thousands taking dip at sunrise

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 15 Jan 2019, 10:52 am

Prayagraj, Jan 15 (IBNS): The Kumbh Mela started this morning with thousands of pilgrims taking a holy dip at the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati here.

More than 12 crore pilgrims are expected to attend the Kumbh Mela this year.

According to reports, the Uttar Pradesh government has restricted the entry of most vehicles at the main festival site in view of the huge number of people attending. Tight security measures are in place.

Fifteen departments of the Uttar Pradesh government, 28 central government departments apart from six central ministries are managing the Kumbh Mela this year. Uttar Pradesh has allocated Rs.4,200 crore for the mega event, NDTV said.

A fire A fire broke out at the Kumbh Mela ground on Monday.

According to reports, the fire started in a Digambar Akhara tent and started spreading fast. Fire personnel eventually brought it under control.

No one was injured but a car was gutted.

Kumbh Mela 2019 begins with thousands taking dip at sunrise

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