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Kumbh Mela 2019: Sea of devotees take holy dip at Sangam on 'Mauni Amavasya' | See Pics

Sea of devotees braved the cold and fog on Monday morning and took an auspicious dip at the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj for the second 'Shahi Snan' or 'Mauni Amavasya'. 

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: February 04, 2019 17:44 IST ]
Devotees gathered to take a holy dip at Kumbh Mela
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Devotees gathered to take a holy dip at Kumbh Mela

Sea of devotees braved the cold and fog on Monday morning and took an auspicious dip at the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj for the second 'Shahi Snan' or 'Mauni Amavasya'. 

India Tv - Devotees take a holy dip at Sangam on the eve of the second royal bath 'Mauni Amavasya' part of the ongoing Kumbh Mela 2019

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Devotees take a holy dip at Sangam on the eve of the second royal bath 'Mauni Amavasya' part of the ongoing Kumbh Mela 2019

Men and women took a dip while religious leaders and spiritual gurus led their disciples into the third royal bathing of Kumbh this year. 

Traditionally, today is the biggest of the three sacred baths which the devotees undertake during the the 50-day long event.

India Tv - Naga Sadhus arrive to take a holy dip at Sangam on the auspicious 'Mauni Amavasya' day during the Kumbh Mela

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Naga Sadhus arrive to take a holy dip at Sangam on the auspicious 'Mauni Amavasya' day during the Kumbh Mela

From the railway station to the makeshift township of Kumbh Nagari, there was continuous movement of devotees as the loudspeaker guided them towards the bathing ghats. Security was tightened in Kumbh for 'Mauni Amavasya'.

India Tv - Transgender rights activist and Kinnar Akhada chief Achraya Mahamandaleshwar Laxmi Narayan Tripathi and other memebers takes a holy dip at Sangam  

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Transgender rights activist and Kinnar Akhada chief Achraya Mahamandaleshwar Laxmi Narayan Tripathi and other memebers takes a holy dip at Sangam

 

The day is considered significant as 'Mauni Amavasya', which is a new moon day.

India Tv - An ariel view of Sangam on the eve of the second royal bath 'Mauni Amavasya' part of the ongoing Kumbh Mela 2019

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An ariel view of Sangam on the eve of the second royal bath 'Mauni Amavasya' part of the ongoing Kumbh Mela 2019

According to tradition, it was this day, sage Rishabh Dev ended his long vow of silence and took bath in the holy waters.

India Tv - A Sadhu takes a holy dip at Sangam on the auspicious 'Mauni Amavasya' day during the Kumbh Mela  

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A Sadhu takes a holy dip at Sangam on the auspicious 'Mauni Amavasya' day during the Kumbh Mela

 

The time table work out by the Mela administration stated that Panchayati Akhada Mahanirvani was the first in the order to go to the rivers and take the dip at around 6.15 a.m. 

India Tv - Pilgrims arrive for second royal bath 'Mauni Amavasya' part of the ongoing Kumbh Mela 2019, in Allahabad   

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Pilgrims arrive for second royal bath 'Mauni Amavasya' part of the ongoing Kumbh Mela 2019, in Allahabad 

 

They were followed by the 'bairagis' in sequence of Shri Panchayati Niranjani Akhada, Shri Panch Dashnam Akhada, Akhil Bharatiya Shri Panch Nirvana Akhada, Shri Panchayats Digambar Ani Akhada and Shri Panch Nirmohi Ani Akhada followed by Shri Panchayati Akhada Naya Udaseen.

India Tv - A man sails his boat as sunset during the Kumbh Mela 2019 at the Sangam in Allahabad  

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A man sails his boat as sunset during the Kumbh Mela 2019 at the Sangam in Allahabad

 

 

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