On the day of Makha Sankranti in Prayagraj, known as Tirtharaj on Earth, the faith fair 'Magh Mela' started on Thursday at the confluence of the corona epidemic amid the corona epidemic. Faith is overshadowed by infection and cold, fog. On the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti in Sangam, a large crowd of devotees is seen taking a holy dip. The process of bathing of devotees has started from dawn at all the bathing ghats of Ganga and Yamuna including Sangam on the first bathing festival of Magh Mela i.e. Makar Sankranti.
Devotees were less visible in the morning at Sangam and nearby ghats. But since seven o'clock in the morning, the number of devotees is continuously increasing. Apart from Sangam, bathing is also going on at Akshyavat, Kali Ghat, Daraganj, Phaphamau Ghat. There will be six major baths during the Magh Mela. It starts with Makar Sankranti.
The devotees seem unperturbed by the corona infection. Amidst half-incomplete preparation, the enthusiasm of the devotees on the first bathing festival is worth seeing. A period of bhajan worship has also started in the pandal of Sadhu saints in the fair area. However, Magh Mela will come in color around 27 January. Paush Purnima is on 28 January and a month of Kalpavas begins from this day.
Administration estimates that this time three and a half crore devotees will come to Prayagraj. All preparations have been made to complete the Corona Guideline in the fair area. It has been uploaded on the website after taking the details of the Kalpavasi from all the pilgrimage priests.
Arrangements are better than ever seeing Corona
Due to the Kovid-19 guideline at Magh Mela, their number is less than the previous bathing festival, but there was no lack of faith anywhere. On the other hand, in Kanpur, Varanasi, Farurkhabad and Garhmukteshwar, devotees have started taking holy dip in the bathing ghats since morning. Har-Har Ganga, along with Jai Ghosh of Jai Maa Gange, are taking a dip in the Ganges to attain the virtue of Makar Sankranti festival. During this time, Kovid-19 protocol is not being observed in view of bathing at many bathing ghats.
Like this every year in the fair, 5 Pantoon Bridge, 70 km of checkered plates have been laid. Looking at the corona, 16 points have been made. Adequate police force is deployed everywhere. Extensive arrangements for electricity, water and sanitation have been made at the fair. According to the magistrate Vivek Chaturvedi, preparations are complete in every way at the fair. There are elaborate security arrangements. Preparations have been made better in view of Kovid infection. Guidelines have been issued to all.