The 2019 Kumbh Mela brings a colossal confluence of religion and spirituality along the Triveni Sangam at Prayagraj (Allahabad) . This Kumbh mela is also expected to surpass multiple world records as Indian Government is putting efforts to boost spiritual tourism like never before. Preparations are on in such a way that not one or two, but nine records are expected to be broken. According to Kumbh Mela organisiner Vijay Kiran Anand, the events will be hosted from January 15,2019 to March 4,2019 to leave a mark on the world’s spiritual map.
Top things to witness in Kumbh Mela:
Saints take resolutions to become a Sadhu (Sage)
The person who is free from all the temptations of the world can be Naga Sage.Before becoming a monk, such a person has to donate his body by his own hands with reverence. Akhadas do not accept anyone readily as Naga Sadhus.Only after passing through this rigorous examination, the person gets glory by joining the highest and the challenging tradition of monastic life.After this, his entire life dedicated to the Akhada, Saints traditions, and the society.
Biggest congregation of culture
The Yogi Government has taken extra steps to make sure Ardha Kumbh 2019 breaks all the previous records for maximum number of attendees. By the efforts of the government, a newsletter will be sent to every village in the country and request that people of all villages to participate in Kumbh. The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath’s personal invite will go to the Governors and Chief Ministers of all the states across the country..
Creation of World Records
The UP Police has decided to setup 82 Parking Slots including 18 satellite parking slots within a 5 km radius of Sangam Ghats. All 82 parking slots will cover an area of around 1,242 hectares accomodating a total of 5.5 lakh vehicles.They would be managed using 1,176 sign boards, 1,017 CCTV Cameras, 137 watch towers and 54 crowd holding areas.
More than 1 Lakh toilets to be installed:
The toilets will be constructed across four major places – Atal Akhara, Sachcha Baba Ashram at Arail, Brahm Nivas Sri Shankaracharya ashram in Alopi Bagh and temple complex in Alopi Bagh.
Besides the toilets, 20,000 community urinals will also be installed during the Ardh Kumbh Mela. Nityananda Ray, an official from National Mission Clean Ganga (NMCG) said that having enough toilets and urinals during the mela is a must as the massive fair will be held very close to the ghats of Ganga river.
Kumbh Mela is a prolonged festival or fair which runs for over a month. You can check out the itinerary on Kumbhonline.com Occasionally, religious and political leaders are seen speaking at the festival. Also, you can witness the different akharas (podiums or campsites) of Sadhus which are divided from one another depending upon the gods they follow or believe in, like Rama, Shiva, etc. What’s more interesting than the spiritual teachings of the Sadhus is to be able to visit their campsite. Many international tourists and photographers attend the festival purely to see these Sadhus who live a life if complete solitude, and only become socially present during the Kumbh Mela. Also, if not preaching the sadhus are most likely be found smoking pot. It’s always a good idea to know which sadhu campsites are open for public before deciding to pay a visit.
Kumbh 2019 is one event you do not want to miss in this lifetime, the hustle bustle of the people, the rituals, the splendor of it all is legendary. We will not only be telecasting live but will also have live updates on all social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for you to keep up!
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