Kumbh Mela is started and every concerned authority is gearing up to make the event a grand one. The Kumbh at Uttar Pradesh is the largest human gatherings among everything. Apart from all the babas who have reached there, Shri Mahant Ram Krishna Das Tyagu Ji Maharah who is also known as Machaan Wale Baba has managed to gain attention towards him in the Mela.
Ever since 1975, Machaan Wale Baba is practicing which made him maintain contact with the ground. In an interaction, the baba greeted everyone from the machine only. His pandal in the Mela space area gives 24-hour service to nearly 5,000 visitors daily that is open for all and is free of cost to everyone.
Babaji has initiated free medical dispensary which caters all the health and ailments of the pilgrims. The pandal also invited people to live in the area which can take over 5000 people.
There are many personalities who are being seen at Kumbh Mela. This is the most exciting opportunity to see Naga Sadhus as some of them live in the caves after taking a vow of celibacy. The event is a 55-day long grand occasion which commenced on January 15 and will end on March 4.
The Kumbh Mela 2019 has arranged high-class security with intelligence agencies, central police forces, and contingents of civil police. They have been given the responsibility to work in a co-ordinated manner. The administration is also taking help from the Non-Government Organisations and citizens in maintaining the law, order, and peace.
After a gap of 6 years, this Kumbh Mela is held at Prayagraj and Maha Kumbh after 12 years. Earlier, the Kumbh Mela was also known as Ardh Kumbh and Maha Kumbh was called Kumbh.
Every time the date for bathing is being decided as per the Hindu Calendars. This year the bathing dates are Makar Sankranti (January 15), Paush Poornima (January 21), Mauni Amavasya (February 4), Basant Panchami (February 10), Maghi Poornima (February 19) and Mahashivratri (March 4).
The Kumbh Mela 2019 is spread over 3,200 hectares of land which is 700 hectares more from Kumbh Mela 2013.