Prayagraj, Feb 27 : Lakhs of devotees and saints took a holy dip in Sangam, the confluence of river Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Sarasvati in Prayagraj on Saturday on the occasion of Maghi Purnima.
As a mark of respect, the Yogi Adityanath government showered flower petals from a helicopter, increasing the enthusiasm among the devotees.
Special cleanliness arrangements have been made and it is also ensured that all the corona protocols are followed in the Mela premises.
The devotees and saints were in all appreciation to the initiative of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in recognition of his Sanatan tradition.
CM Yogi has extended his greetings to the people of the state and devotees, saints and the Kalpwasis who have come to Magh Mela to take a holy dip on the occasion of Magh Purnima. It is to be mentioned that earlier on the occasion of Mauni Amavasya and Kumbh in 2019, the devotees and saints were given a similar welcome. Last year also, flower petals were showered from a helicopter on the Kanwadiyas in the Western UP and Prayagraj during the Kanwad Yatra.
The government has ensured all arrangements including security and convenience for the devotees who visit and stay on the Ghats of Sangam for the month-long Kalpwas during the Magh Mela.
As per the intentions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, specials attention has been given to the cleanliness and CM Yogi has also given specific instructions to the local administration regarding the safety, cleanliness and convenience of the devotees and the saints.