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On the day of the second royal bath of Mahakumbh on the occasion of Somavati Amavasya amidst the rising rage of Corona, on Monday, the sage saints, with the proclamation of Har-Har Mahadev, at the main bathing ghat Har Ki Paadi with immense faith and immense zeal in Mokshadayini Ganga Plunged. 

Devotees from all corners of the country took a dip in the Ganges at other ghats of the city and took advantage of the Kumbh Snan here to earn the virtue of spilled drops from Amrit Kalash. The Mahakumbh Mela administration claimed that more than 20 lakh devotees have so far taken Ganga baths in the entire fair area from Haridwar to Devprayag. 

State Director General of Police’s stance on the Mela State Director General of Police Ashok Kumar, who arrived to monitor the arrangements of the Maha Kumbh fair during the royal bath, said that the entire fair area is running smoothly. He said that the saints associated with the Akharas at Har Ki Pauri are taking a royal bath while the bathing of common devotees continues at other ghats. First of all, the saint saint and Naga sannyas of Sri Panchayati Niranjani Akhade, led by his Peethadhishwar Kailashanand Giri Maharaj, reached Har ki Pauri Brahmkund for a bath. Kailashanand Giri Maharaj first worshiped Ganga and bathed the Ganges in the Doli of Lord Kartikeya, the deity of the Akhade.

After this, other sage saints of Akhade took a dip in the Ganges. Along with Niranjani Akhara, the saints of Anand Akhara took a Ganga bath with their Acharya Balakananda Giri and took a dip in the river with their presiding deities. Former Nepal king’s arrival Former Nepal King King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah, who arrived in Haridwar for the first time to participate in the Mahakumbh, also took a royal bath at the Brahma Kunda with Niranjani Akhara. 

Then, in the course of the royal bath, thousands of saints and Naga sannyas of Juna Akhada led by their Acharya Mahamandaleshwar Swami Avadheshanand Maharaj, Akhara President Mahant Hari Giri and others went for a Ganga bath. Juna Akhade first bathed the palanquin of Lord Dattatreya, his presiding deity. While bathing the presiding deity, thousands of Nagas jumped into the Ganges, chanting Har Har Har Mahadev. In the desire of salvation, bathing in the continuous stream of the Ganges was made to see the enthusiasm of the Nagas. Agni along with Juna Akhara, Naga sadhus and saints of Avahana also took bath. Apart from this, Kinnar Akhada also took a royal bath for the first time at Haridwar Mahakumbh. Hundreds of Kinnar saints, led by Acharya Mahamandaleshwar Laxmi Mani Tripathi of Kinnar Akhara, danced to the beat of drum drums and reached Harki Pauri and took a royal bath. However, in the meantime Mahamandaleshwar Laxmimani Tripathi suddenly fainted after which he was taken by ambulance to a private hospital. 

After this, along with the sage saint Band Baje of Maha Nirvani Akhara and Atal Akhara, Acharya Mahamandaleshwar Vishokanand Maharaj of Nirvani Akhade reached Harki Paidi. Lord Surya’s arrival After bathing the palanquin of Lord Surya, the saints of the Akharas bathed the Ganges. During this time, the whole area was immersed in the colors of the sage saints. Sadhu saints going for the royal bath were constantly wreathed with a helicopter from the Government of Uttarakhand, which made the atmosphere divine. Earlier, at seven o’clock in the morning, the Mela administration evacuated the main bathing ghat Harki Pauri Brahmkund, so that the sage saints associated with all the 13 akhadas could take a royal bath here all day. Apart from this, the Malaviya Ghat near Harki Paudi will also be reserved for the royal bath of monk saints till Monday night. 

For security, more than 20 thousand police forces personnel and bomb disposal squads have been deployed in the fair area. Rising Covid-19 cases and the overall situation due to it Amidst the rising outbreaks of Covid, Mahakumbh was seen advising the policemen to distribute masks and take precautions to the people coming during the royal bath. The Mahakumbh Mela administration has installed sanitizer machines at Harki Pauri and other ghats. This is the second royal bath of Mahakumbh, limited to a period of one month due to Kovid 19. Earlier, on March 1, the first royal bath of Mahakumbh was held on the occasion of Mahashivaratri.