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Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj peaks up to conclude on Maha Shivaratri, March 4
The 50-day-long Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj that began on January 15, 2019 has peaked up now and it will conclude on March 4 with last Shahi Sanana or Royal Bath and celebration of the festival of Maha Shivaratri.

According to reports, over 20 crore people and pilgrims have visited the biggest fair on the Earth. Kumbh Mela has been recognised by UNESCO as an 'intangible cultural heritage of humanity'.

According the official website of the event, "The Kumbh Mela (the festival of the sacred pitcher) is anchored in Hindu mythology. It is the largest public gathering and collective act of faith, anywhere in the world. The Mela draws tens of millions of pilgrims over the course of approximately 48 days to bathe at the sacred confluence of the Ganga, the Yamuna, and the mystical Sarasvati. Primarily, this congregation includes Ascetics, Saints, Sadhus, Sadhvis, Kalpvasis, and Pilgrims from all walks of life."

The website adds that the Kumbh Mela is celebrated every twelve years, staggered at each of the four sacred sites in this cycle. The corresponding rivers are believed to have turned into Amrit at the cosmic moment, giving pilgrims the chance to bathe in the essence of purity, auspiciousness, and immortality.

The Kumbh Mela at Prayag is widely considered as the most significant among all the Kumbh festivals held at other locations. It is considered as the source of light.

However, admittedly, massive marketing campaigns, promotional activities, and sending invitations to guests was done. The other additional attractions have created such as Kalagram, Cultural events, Tourist Walks, Waterways, Laser Light Show, Thematic Gates, 360 degree virtual reality experience, Peshwai (Praveshai), and many more.

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