The Kumbh Mela that all the followers of Hindu look forward to with great zeal will have 12 extra days for celebrations. As the date is fast approaching, the Government in Uttar Pradesh is gearing up for the event and making extra preparations for the extra 12 days.
CONTRARY TO the normal 44-days stretch, this time the Kumb Mela to be held in Allahabad would last for 56 days. This ensures more and more devotees would flock to the river side for a holy dip as more people would want to cleanse their sins in the Holy Sangam. The announcement that Kumbh Mela
2013 would be held from January 14 to March 10 was made on June 18.
The Uttar Pradesh Government is taking special care to see that the event of half the country migrating to the state happens smoothly and accordingly they are making infrastructural preparations. As per their record, around 25 percent of the tourist population would go up at that time of the year. In order for the safety of the millions of people visiting the Ganges and Yamuna, new Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav
has ordered industrial units to remain closed during the time so that no water pollution happen at the Kumbh Mela of 2013. That all the people have a nice dip in the holy Sangam would be the priority of the state.
He also clarified that there shall be no shortage of water at that time of the year. As reported in zeenews.com, 333 projects of 10 departments would be implemented and out of which 162 works would be executed. The Chief Minister also said that 25 percent more work and resources would be used. For people who do not know how to read, audio video signs would be installed at the site of the Mela.
The Kumb Mela is a pilgrimage where Hindus from all over the place come to cleanse their sins. They believe that by taking a dip in the Holy Ganges or the holy Sangam, they would be purified of their sins. Normally, this happens once every 6 and 12 years.