As PM appeals, akhadas opt for 'symbolic' Kumbh dip

As PM appeals, akhadas opt for 'symbolic' Kumbh dip

The Indian Express

The last shahi snan at the Kumbh Mela is likely to be 'symbolic', with minimum participation by sadhus, soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday said he had appealed to the akhadas to minimise the numbers amidst rising Covid cases in Uttarakhand.

'Today I had a telephonic conversation with Acharya Mahamandaleshwar Poojya Swamy Avdheshanand Giri Ji. I asked about the health of all the Sants. I thanked the Sant Samaj for their full cooperation with the administration. It is my request to keep Kumbh symbolic from now on as two Shahi Snans have already taken place. This will strengthen the fight against the pandemic,' Modi tweeted.

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