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Kumbh 2019: Astonishing aerial view of devotees taking holy dip at Sangam

Lakhs of devotees took a dip in the waters of Sangam at Kumbh in Prayagraj on the occasion of Maghi Purnima on Tuesday. The penultimate bathing day of the over 50-day-long Kumbh Mela, Maghi Purnima marks the end of the month-long penance period of Kalpwasi pilgrims. (Image Credit: News Nation)

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 19 February 2019, 11:10:04 PM
Kumbh 2019: Astonishing aerial view of devotees taking holy dip at Sangam

Kumbh 2019: Astonishing aerial view of devotees taking holy dip at Sangam

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Lakhs of devotees took a dip in the waters of Sangam at Kumbh in Prayagraj on the occasion of Maghi Purnima on Tuesday. The penultimate bathing day of the over 50-day-long Kumbh Mela, Maghi Purnima marks the end of the month-long penance period of Kalpwasi pilgrims.
Kumbh 2019: Astonishing aerial view of devotees taking holy dip at Sangam

Kumbh 2019: Astonishing aerial view of devotees taking holy dip at Sangam

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Kalpwasi pilgrims living on the banks of the Ganga for nearly a month would head home after taking the dip on Tuesday.
Kumbh 2019: Astonishing aerial view of devotees taking holy dip at Sangam

Kumbh 2019: Astonishing aerial view of devotees taking holy dip at Sangam

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A nip in the air failed to deter the overwhelming crowd of devotees seen taking the holy dip at the Sangam as early as 4 am, despite vehicle restrictions in the vicinity of the makeshift township of Kumbh Nagri.
Kumbh 2019: Astonishing aerial view of devotees taking holy dip at Sangam

Kumbh 2019: Astonishing aerial view of devotees taking holy dip at Sangam

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Forty-nine special trains and 2,500 buses were pressed into service by the administration to ferry devotees from far away places to the Kumbh on Maghi Purnima.
Kumbh 2019: Astonishing aerial view of devotees taking holy dip at Sangam

Kumbh 2019: Astonishing aerial view of devotees taking holy dip at Sangam

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Though not a shahi snan, Maghi Purnima - like Paush Purnima and Maha Shivratri - is called a 'parv snan' and is part of the six important bathing days during the Kumbh. The belief is that a dip in the Ganga on the auspicious day washes away sins.