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In Pics: Massive Makeover For Prayagraj Railway Station Ahead Of Kumbh Mela 2019

Written By Daamini Sharma | Mumbai | Published:

The Kumbh Mela is believed to be the largest religious gathering on earth and is held every 12 years on the banks of the 'Sangam'- the confluence of the holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati -- in Prayagraj, earlier known as Allahabad. The pilgrimage of Kumbh will take place in the month of January 2019 and the city is going through a massive makeover for the same. Prayagraj Station is also going through a transformation with beautiful murals and paintings depicting the rich cultural heritage in city. 

Union Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal shared the pictures of the Railway station and wrote: 

Chalo, Kumbh Chalo: Prayagraj Station is undergoing a massive makeover with beautiful murals & paintings depicting our rich cultural heritage as preparations for Kumbh Mela are in full swing.

Take a look: 

The Ardh Kumbh Mela will be held between January 14 and March 3 at the Triveni Sangam — the holy confluence of river Ganga, Yamuna, and mythical Saraswati. The event is the largest religious gathering in the world. At the Sangam, lakhs of people take holy dip amid chanting of mantras for 55 days.

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This time, the Ministry of Culture is planning to spend Rs 200-250 crore, of which around Rs 100 crore will partially fund the Sanskriti Gram, a 15-acre, tech-enabled museum at the venue. According to official estimates, over 15 crore people are expected to visit the Kumbh Mela, which will be organised over 10,000 acres of land, with invitations also being sent to each village in India. While Ramlila and Krishna Lila will be staged during the event, an international ballet themed around the Ganga is being planned this time.