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Kumbh Mela peaks up amidst massive security and stay arrangements at Prayagraj
Prayagraj Kumbh has peaked up with lakhs of people from all walks of life visiting the fair every day. Entry of buses into the city has been restricted and makeshift bus stations have been developed at all seven entry points of Prayagraj town, stated a release.

"Large number of saints and Sears, common pilgrims and tourists from across the globe are continuously reaching Prayagraj to take Holi dip on the first bathing festival of Makar Sankranti on January 15 at the Sangam the confluence of rivers Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati. First Royal Bathing Shahid Snan of Akharas is one of the big attraction to the pilgrims and tourists," adds the release.

According to an estimate, about 12 crores pilgrims and tourists are expected during the Kumbh for whom massive security arrangements have been made.

The Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj is held in the month of Magh of Hindu calendar when Jupiter is in Aries and Sun and Moon are in Capricorn or Jupiter is in Taurus  and Sun in Capricorn. At Prayagraj Kumbh Mela held at every 6 years and Maha Kumbh at every 12 years, it is informed.

"This Year Prayagraj Kumbh is spread over in 3200 hectares of land which is about 700 hectares more in the camparision of 2013 Maha Kumbh. It has been devided in 20 sectors while in 2013 only 18 sectors were developed," informs the release.

The Mela administration has set up 87 public accommodations in the Mela area in dormitory shape on economic rates to facelift the out station pilgrims. Other agencies have also developed high quality tent cities with all modern amenities to the tourists in different locations, it is learnt.

This time, 8 km long bathing that's have been developed at Sangam for holy dip and similarly several other chats are also developed on the banks of river Ganga in different sectors of the Mela.

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