Massive preparations for the Prayagraj Kumbh Mela 2019 are underway as the date for the world’s largest spiritual congregation is moving closer. Dignitaries from 72 countries have arrived at Prayagraj to witness the preparations for the “intangible cultural heritage of humanity” as recognised by the UNESCO.
Heads of missions of 72 countries from all across the world arrived at Prayagraj today morning to witness first hand the #MakingOfKumbh. They were taken on a tour of Kumbh area, briefed about the preparations & taken on a cruise ? in Holy #Sangam. #KumbhMelaPolice #Kumbh2019 pic.twitter.com/LQjPtsBbtl
— Kumbh Mela Police UP 2019 (@kumbhMelaPolUP) December 15, 2018
The Kumbh Mela which takes place every twelve years at the ‘Sangam’, a confluence of the three holy rivers of Ganga, Yamuna and the Saraswati (now extinct) at Prayagraj is going to witness the never seen before celebrations. The city of Prayagraj is undergoing massive makeover ahead of the Mela. Under the “Paint my City Campaign” street art is being used to increase the aesthetic value of various sites at Prayagraj.
Under “Paint My City” campaign, an audience based research was conducted by the Prayagraj Mela Pradhikaran to analyze the prime locations where paintings will be made by brilliant artists to beautify the city. Witness this marvelous artworks during your visit to #Kumbh2019 pic.twitter.com/a0e6mYV5aX
— Kumbh (@PrayagrajKumbh) December 10, 2018
To facilitate the travel of the pilgrims visiting the Kumbh Mela, the Indian Railways has laid down various projects. 800 special trains are proposed to run during the Kumbh Mela from various stations of Allahabad district for the pilgrims coming to the Kumbh Mela.
श्रद्धालुओं की धार्मिक आस्था को ध्यान में रखते हुए और पर्यटन को बढ़ावा देने के लिए केंद्र सरकार ने रेलवे द्वारा वसूले जा रहे मेला अधिशुल्क को समाप्त करने का निर्णय लिया है, जिससे कुम्भ और ऐसे सभी मेलों में लगाए जा रहे अधिशुल्क से यात्रियों को राहत मिलेगी pic.twitter.com/7BNyVIQrBm
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) December 12, 2018
Amusement parks and various fun rides will also be set up to make the Mela experience memorable for the little ones.
To make this Kumbh Mela a memorable for the young ones, amusement parks with various amazing rides will be set-up in the Mela area. Families can have a great time while experiencing this divine festival of spirituality. #Kumbh2019 #KumbhCalls pic.twitter.com/mqD601FGLR
— Kumbh (@PrayagrajKumbh) December 12, 2018
The Mela celebration which spreads over a period of about 55 days will have guests from all over the world. Around 5000 NRI are expected to visit the Prayagraj Kumbh this time.
More than 5000 NRIs are expected to visit #Kumbh2019. Prayagraj is ready to welcome you, come and witness the magnificence & divine aura of #KumbhMela. #DivyaKumbh @PBDVaranasi2019 @CMOfficeUP @UPGovt pic.twitter.com/sfbJQbq3Zt
— Kumbh (@PrayagrajKumbh) December 7, 2018
The ancient city of Prayagraj, which was earlier called Allahabad, was renamed by the Yogi government in October this year on the request on the seers from different Akharas.