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Thousands of Hindus take holy dip on first major bathing day of Kumbh Mela


Thousands of Hindus take holy dip on first major bathing day of Kumbh Mela

Nasik, August 26 (ANI): Tens of thousands of devout Hindus took a dip in the waters of the river Godavari to cleanse themselves of their sins, marking the first major bath of the Kumbh Mela (pitcher festival) in the Nasik on Wednesday. The festival has its roots in a Hindu tradition that says the Lord Vishnu wrested a golden pot from demons containing the nectar of immortality.

In a 12-day fight for possession, four drops fell to earth, in the cities of Allahabad, Haridwar, Ujjain and Nasik. Every three years a Kumbh Mela is held at one of these spots, with the festival at Allahabad the holiest of them all.

The Kumbh Mela in Nasik came after a period of 12 years, starting on July 14, as pilgrims, holy men and saints have been partaking in rituals. , including one to develop infrastructure on Assumption Island.

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