Updated December 28th, 2023 at 16:31 IST
UP CM Yogi Adityanath: Magh Mela test run for 2025 Maha Kumbh, as stated.
Yogi Adityanath shared that the upcoming Magh Mela in Sangam will serve as a trial for the 2025 Maha Kumbh.
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Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh: The Magh Mela in Sangam next month will be organised as a trial for the Maha Kumbh, scheduled for 2025, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Wednesday.
“The Magh Mela, which is going to begin from Makar Sankranti on January 15, is being organised as a trial for the 2025 Maha Kumbh in which the government and the administration will work to provide all facilities to the devotees and the seers," said the Chief Minister after a review meeting.
He further added that several steps, including laying a 200-kilometre pipeline for water supply and installing more than 18,000 streetlights, are being taken for the mela.
The chief minister said efforts are being made to lay 63-65 kilometres of drainage pipelines in the mela area. Besides, arrangements for a hospital are also being made. At the same time, bathing ghats of more than 8,000 feet are being specially prepared for the devotees.
“The number of ‘kalpavasis’ is likely to increase compared to the previous fair. Preparations are being made with this in mind. This Magh Mela will be a trial for us from the point of view of preparations for the Maha Kumbh of 2025,” Adityanath said.
The first ‘snan (holy dip)’ of the Magh Mela will be on Makar Sankranti while the second will be on Paush Purnima on January 25 — the day ‘kalpvas’ will start, he added.
The third holy bath will be on Mauni Amavasya on February 9, the fourth on Basant Panchami (February 14), the fifth on Maghi Purnima (February 24) and the sixth on Mahashivratri (March 8), he said.
Earlier, Adityanath offered prayers at Sangam and visited the mela area to take stock of the preparations.
Published December 28th, 2023 at 08:04 IST