Vrindavan getting ready to host Kumbh Mela, dates announced

The first Shahi Snan will be held on 27th February, 2021. According to Mahant Shri Hari Shankar Naga, the three Ani Akharas and Chatursampradaya have decided the dates of the Shahi Snan. “The first Shahi Snan (holy bath) will be taken 27th February (Maghi Purnima), the March 9 (Ekadashi) and the third Shahi Snan will be held on March 13 (Amavasya).

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Vrindavan is getting ready to host the congregation of saints during the Kumbh  Mela, which is scheduled to be held early next year.  The previous Kumbh Mela was held in January 2010 saw millions of pilgrims participating in the largest religious gathering.

The Kumbh is going to be held after a gap of 11 years in Vrindavan, on 16th February, 2021 (Vasant Panchami). The event will be inaugurated by hoisting the flags of the three Ani Akaharas.  

The dates of the Shahi Snan have been announced by the religious leaders.  The first Shahi Snan will be held on 27th February, 2021. According to Mahant Shri Hari Shankar Naga, the three Ani Akharas and Chatursampradaya have decided the dates of the Shahi Snan.  “The first Shahi Snan (holy bath) will be taken  27th February (Maghi Purnima),  the March 9 (Ekadashi)  and the third Shahi Snan will be held on March 13 (Amavasya).  The event will be concluded on Ekadashi after Panchkosi Parikrama,” he said after holding discussions with saints and seers of Akhada Parishad and Chatursampradaya.

Shri Fuldol Bihari Das, the president of Chatursampradaya said, “the Mela should be held in its Divine and grand form. The tradition and culture of the Kumbh should be taken care of.”

The Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Rajendra Kumar Tiwari reviewed the preparations of Kumbh Mela through video conferencing. He gave necessary instruction to the officials of the Mathura District administration. He asked the departments to submit their budget proposals within three days time. The department of Urban Development has been nominated as the nodal agency for the ‘Vrindavan Kumbh Mela 2021’. Shri Tiwari also gave instructions to ensure enough flow of clean water in river Yamuna during the Kumbh Mela.

The Divisional Commissioner of Agra Shri Anil Kumar said that ‘Vrindavan Kumbh’ is held on the bank of Yamuna for which 5.6 hectares of land has been identified. A number of 145 plots and 250 shops is proposed to be allotted in the Mela site. He claimed that it was the effort of the state government that devotees do not face any kind of difficulty. He said that the ongoing work at the Kumbh Mela site is being reviewed from time to time.

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