Magh Mela 2023: On the last day i.e. Saturday, 1.5 crore devotees took a dip in the Ganga and Sangam on the third bathing festival of Magh Mela ‘Mauni Amavasya’. During this, the mela administration showered flowers from the helicopter on the devotees and saints and sages immersed in devotion.
Since Mauni Amavasya and Shani Amavasya are Mahayoga, devotees started attending the fair in large numbers from Friday itself. From 12 midnight on Friday to 12 noon on Saturday, about 1.5 crore devotees took a holy dip in Ganga and Sangam. This information has been given by the Divisional Commissioner of Prayagraj, Vijay Vishwas Pant.
According to the report of news agency PTI, SSP (Magh Mela) Rajeev Narayan Mishra said that more than 5 thousand staff were deployed for the security of the fair. These include civil police, mounted police, women police, LIU team, officers of Intelligence Department, staff of State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Water Police etc.
According to Rajeev Mishra, arrangements have also been made for a floating police post and river ambulance in the fair. He told that people are being monitored through CCTV cameras, drone cameras and body cameras.
This time the bath of Ganga was particularly fruitful
Uttar Pradesh Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya also took bath in Sangam on Saturday morning. Tell that it is believed that on Mauni Amavasya in Prayagraj, the sins of the mind are destroyed by taking a dip in Sangam by keeping silence. This time Shani Amavasya was the great yoga on Mauni Amavasya, due to which bathing in Ganga was especially fruitful.
The next bath of Magh Mela will be held on Basant Panchami on 26th January i.e. Republic Day. After this, there will be Maghi Purnima on 5th February and Mahashivaratri on 18th February. After this the Magh Mela will end.