Covid 19 at Maha Kumbh Mela Top seer dies Niranjani Akhada
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NEW DELHI: In the wake of the growing variety of Covid-19 circumstances within the sadhu group at Maha Kumbh and prime seers dying of Covid-19 problems , akhadas have began exiting the grand pilgrimage that has thus far hosted lakhs of individuals.
The Kumbh mela will finish on April 30 formally and the following royal bathtub is on April 27. The Akhada Parishad, the apex physique of all 13 akhadas, is planning to participate within the subsequent royal bathtub however just a few saints will go for the dip.
On April 14, the day of the Baisakhi shahi snan which is taken into account probably the most auspicious days of the Kumbh, a staggering 9,43,452 devotees took a dip within the holy Ganges.
Here are the highlights:
* Mahamandaleshwar Kapil Dev Das, 65, of the Nirwani akhada of MP, one of many 13 major akhadas, died from Covid-19 problems at a non-public facility in Haridwar on Thursday on the Maha Kumbh space.
* The place in Kankhal the place the seer Dev Das had been tenting homes 10,000 extra saints and followers. Samples of all these staying there are scheduled to be collected on Friday.

Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, chief of the “Kinnar Akhara”, congregation for transgender folks, together with different members takes a holy dip within the Ganges river throughout Shahi Snan on April 14. (Credit: Reuters)

* Niranjani Akhada, one of many largest naga sanyasi akhadas and the second strongest after the Juna akhada, has introduced it’s going to exit the meal on April 17.
* Secretary of the Niranjani Akhada Mahant Ravindra Puri stated that “most of the saints and their followers” within the camps at Haridwar have Covid-19 like signs.


A lady takes a dip in Ganges throughout one of many Shahi Snans. Four ‘shahi snan’ and 9 ‘Ganga Snan’ will happen at Haridwar this yr. (Credit: AFP)

* Karnataka has made the Covid check obligatory for all Kumbh pilgrims returning to the state. The returnees have additionally been suggested to renew regular actions solely after their Covid check report result’s damaging.
* Thirty-three policemen on their means again from Kumbh (between January and April 15) additionally examined optimistic. Many of them had reportedly taken each doses of the coronavirus vaccine.


Naga Sadhus take part within the procession for taking a dip within the Ganges throughout Shahi Snan on April 14. (Credit: REUTERS)

* A senior official within the well being division confirmed to TOI on Thursday that a whole of 68 “top seers” in Haridwar have examined optimistic for Covid-19 between April 5 and 14.
* According to the mela administration, 332 folks (of 14,915 examined) reported Covid optimistic on Thursday.
* The administration doesn’t have any report of the full variety of Covid deaths amongst these attending the non secular truthful.
* Of the 13,415 examined on Wednesday, 119 had been optimistic; 79,301 folks had been examined since April 12 and 745 discovered optimistic.


Sadhus take a dip on the banks of river Ganges. (Credit: Reuters)

Kumbh Mela
According to the schedule of main occasions, 4 ‘shahi snan’ and 9 ‘Ganga Snan’ will happen at Haridwar this yr.
The first bathtub was held on March 11 on the event of Mahashivratri, the second occurred on April 14 and the third on April 14. The fourth shahi snan is scheduled on April 27.
The ‘snans’ are part of the Kumbh Mela that’s speculated to be held in Haridwar from April 1 to April 30. The period of the Kumbh pageant has been shortened to 30 days this yr as a result of ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Kumbh is held periodically at 4 completely different places in India — Nashik, Haridwar, Prayagraj, and Ujjain.
In regular circumstances, Kumbh continues for almost 4 months however this yr as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, the period of the congregation has been curtailed to 1 month.
(With inputs from companies)


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