/ Kumbh Mela 2019: Sangam all set to witness last holy dip on Mahashivratri today

India TV : Mar 04, 2019, 11:07 AM

The Uttar Pradesh Police has also geared up for a seamless and incident-free Kumbh, spread over 3,200 hectare land in Sangam city. The Sangam, confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, is all set to witness the last dip of Kumbh Mela on Mahashivratri on Monday, after more than 22 crore devotees took a holy bath here. This day symbolises the last holy bath of the Kalpvasis and related to Lord Shiva.

The Sangam, confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, is all set to witness the last dip of the Kumbh Mela on Mahashivratri on Monday, after more than 22 crore devotees took a holy bath here. 

"This day symbolises the last holy bath of the Kalpvasis and is directly related to Lord Shiva. As per the mythology, this day is awaited in the heavens as well," said Gunjan Varshney, president of Ram Naam Bank,.

She also said it was on this day that Lord Shiva got married, and hence is eagerly awaited by his followers, who worship him.

Explaining about the significance of Mahashivratri, Ashutosh Varshney of Grah Nakshtram, who has set up his camp in Allahabad, said, "Mahashivratri marks the culmination of the Kumbh and the prominent bathing days. And this time Mahashivratri is falling on a Monday – the day dedicated to Lord Shiva, which is falling after a long time."

The Kumbh Mela, one of the largest religious gatherings in the world, held in Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad from January 15 on Makar Sakranti to March 4 this year.