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In Pictures: over 16 lakh take holy dip at Kumbh on Makar Sankranti

The moment arrived just before dawn around 5 a.m. when with prayers in their breath, they took the holy dip in the water as cold as ice.

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

More than 16 lakh devotees took a holy dip at the Sangam

More than 16 lakh devotees took a holy dip at the Sangam
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is held every six years while Maha Kumbh takes place every 12 years

Kumbh Mela is held every six years while Maha Kumbh takes place every 12 years
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At the break of dawn, chants of 'Har Har Gange' reach a crescendo

At the break of dawn, chants of 'Har Har Gange' reached its crescendo
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Sadhus takes holy dip on the auspicious day

Sadhus takes holy dip on the auspicious Makar Sankranti day
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Sadhus, mystics evoke curiosity among Kumbh devotees

Sadhus, mystics evoke curiosity among Kumbh devotees
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Loud religious chantings reverberated through the by-lanes of Prayagraj

Loud religious chantings reverberated through the by-lanes of Prayagraj
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Naga Sadhus take holy dip during the Kumbh Mela

Naga Sadhus take holy dip during the Kumbh Mela
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will reach its culmination on March 4, which also marks the Maha Shivratri

Kumbh Mela will reach its culmination on March 4, which alo marks the Maha Shivratri
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First Published: Tue, January 15 2019. 17:58 IST
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