Union Minister of Textiles Smriti Irani took a holy dip in Triveni Sangam at Prayagraj on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti. Today is also the beginning of the spiritual and religious festival of Kumbh Mela 2019 which will culminate on Shivratri on 4th March 2019. Going by the Kumbh Mela tradition, today is the first Shahi Snan day where lakhs of sadhus and devotes took a holy bath in the river Ganga at Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh. Smriti Irani herself tweeted a picture of her holy dip in the early morning, with the caption “Har Har Gange”.
Shahi snan began today morning with sadhus taking the first bath followed by lakhs of pilgrims dipped at the sacred Sangam for attaining moksh. The Triveni Sangam is the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati river in Prayagraj.