Cited the government’s Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and the High Court’s instructions to protect against Kovid-19 …
During the ongoing Kumbh in Haridwar, the guidelines have been issued by the district administration for the two bathing festivals that fall before the 20th of this February 2021. Actually on 11 February, Magha Amavasya, on 16 February, is the bath of Basant Panchami. On 27 February, there will be a bath of Magh Purnima. Millions of devotees are expected to reach Haridwar on the three festivals. The district, fair and police administration have started preparations for the three bathing festivals.
More than seven lakh devotees came on Makar Sankranti
Earlier, on Makar Sankranti, which concluded on January 14, seven lakh 11 thousand devotees had reached Haridwar. There was no compulsory registration and corona examination on the border on Makar Sankranti Snan. But after the central government’s SOP has been issued regarding Kumbh, the district administration has made registration mandatory on Magh Amavasya and Basant Panchami Snan.
According to the guidelines issued under this, where the devotees coming from outside for these two bathing festivals ie Magh Amavasya / Mauni Amavasya and Basant Panchami Snan will be required to register. At the same time, the pilgrims who come without registration will be returned from the state border itself. The guideline cites the instructions of the Government’s Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and the High Court on behalf of the district administration to protect Kovid-19.
Only online passes will be issued
According to the guidelines, it will be mandatory for devotees to register. It will be investigated at the state border. Non-registration will be returned to the devotees. There will be strict police vigil on the border. It is known that RTPCR inquiry report is mandatory for registration in SOP. Passes will be issued online to the passengers. Travelers can apply for registration at www.haridwarkumbhmela2021.com.
Bairagi do not bathe in Mahashivaratri in Haridwar Kumbh, know why …
The Haridwar Kumbh consists of four royal baths of sage saints, which will also take place this time. The first Shahi Snan to be held on Mahashivaratri on March 11, will be held by the royal procession in full uniform in the seven akharas of the ascetics. The first royal bath does not have three bars of the Bairagis and two arenas of gloom. Similarly, the sages of the Nirmal Akhara also do not take the first bath.
However, in the last Haridwar Kumbh symbolically, five-five Mahants of the remaining akhadas went with the ascetics. But this is not included in the bathing protocol, so this time it will not be repeated. Just as the three Bairagi Ananias do not take the first royal bath, in the same way, no other arena is born to take the last royal bath on April 27. The last bath is only performed by the three Bairagi and Akhara.