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Prayagraj Kumbha Mela 2019 Concludes, Creates Many Guinness World Records



Prayagraj Kumbha Mela 2019 Concludes, Creates Many Guinness World Records: Details, Highlights

Prayagraj Kumbh Mela 2019 concludes with the sixth and final "Shahi Snan" (royal bath) held on the occasion of Mahashivratri.

The single bathing festival of Mahashivratri is among the six main bathing festivals of the Kumbh. The other 5 bathing festivals of the Kumbh concluded successfully with more than 22 crore pilgrims taking a holy dip.

The world's largest religious and cultural human gathering, ‘Kumbh 2019’ began at Prayagraj (earlier Allahabad), Uttar Pradesh on 15th January 2019.

The Prayagraj Kumbh Mela 2019 has made into Guinness World Records in the following three sectors:

1. Largest traffic and crowd management plan.
2. Biggest painting exercise of public sites under paint my city scheme.
3. Biggest sanitation and waste disposal mechanism.

Also, around 503 shuttle buses were pushed on the highway of Prayagraj in one go on February 28 for showcasing traffic management.

Several people participated in painting exercise on March 1 and 10 thousand workers got engaged in cleaning services at Prayagraj Kumbh. 

About Kumbha Mela

Kumbh Mela, the festival of the sacred pitcher is the largest public gathering and collective act of faith, anywhere in the world.

This Hindu pilgrimage Kumbh Mela is celebrated four times over a course of 12 years over four locations in India.

The site of Kumbh Mela keeps rotating between one of the four pilgrimages on four sacred rivers as listed below:

1. Haridwar on the Ganges in Uttarakhand
2. Ujjain on the Shipra in Madhya Pradesh
3. Nashik on the Godavari in Maharashtra
4. Prayagraj at the confluence of the Ganges, the Yamuna, and the mythical Sarasvati in Uttar Pradesh.

The Kumbh Mela has been inscribed on the list of “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” by UNESCO in 2017.


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