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Nashik Kumbh Mela : Tight security for Shahi Snan

India TV News Desk [ Updated: August 29, 2015 9:37 IST ]

Today is the first day shahi snan (holy dip) at Nashik and Trimbakeshwar towns during the ongoing Kumbh Mela.

Thousands of mahants and sadhus, belonging to the Digambar, Nirmohi and Nirvani akhadas of Vaishnava sect, would take the first holy dip in Nashik, while those of the 10 akhadas of Shaiva sect would do so at Trimbakeshwar, 30 kms from here.

The Nirvani akhada started its procession at 6.00 AM and the mahants and sadhus of this akhada reached the Ramkund ghat for the bath by 7.00 AM while the Digambar akhada started its procession at 6.30 AM and reached Ramkund at 7.30 AM.