New Delhi: The Kumbh Mela, which is conducted after every six years, will commence on January 15, 2019, in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. The event, which is set to conclude on March 4, comes under the list of ‘intangible cultural heritage of humanity.’
The Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj has been granted the status of world heritage by the UNESCO. As part of the rituals, devotees take a holy dip in Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers at Sangam. As per the Hindu scriptures, the bathing ritual will absolve the devotees of their sins and will help them attain liberation.
On the occasion of the Kumbh Mela, new flight services are set to commence its operations. The state-owned Air India will begin new flight services to Prayagraj (Allahabad) from Delhi, Ahmedabad and Kolkata. The flight operations will begin from January 13 to March 30, 2019, stated the airline. Low-cost carrier SpiceJet has announced special daily flights between Prayagraj and Delhi from January 6, 2019, to March 30, 2019. The flights can be booked at a price of Rs 3762, stated the airline in a press release.