Two crore ex­pected to take holy dip on Kumbh’s third ‘shahi snan’ to­day

DNA Sunday (Mumbai) - - SECOND FRONT PAGE -

Al­la­habad: All roads led to Sangam city where devo­tees gath­ered ahead the third and the fi­nal shahi snan on Bas­ant Pan­chami, fall­ing Sun­day, dur­ing which more than two crore peo­ple are ex­pected to take a holy dip at the Kumbh Mela. The fes­ti­val of Bas­ant Pan­chami her­alds the ar­rival of spring and is ded­i­cated to God­dess Saraswati. Al­la­habad Mayor Ab­hi­lasha Gupta Nandi said, “Bas­ant Pan­chami is the third and last shaahi snaan of the Kumbh. By tak­ing three dips on this day, a devo­tee gets the bless­ings of Ganga, Ya­muna and the myth­i­cal Saraswati rivers. Hence, it holds tremen­dous sig­nif­i­cance.”

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