4 Crore Devotees to take Holy Dip on Mauni Amavasya
TNI Bureau: High security arrangements have been made across Allahabad in the wake of Mauni Amavasya today. Around 4 crore devotees are expected to take the holy dip on this auspicious occasion to celebrate the 55-day Maha Kumbh festival, which falls once in 12 years.
Mauni Amavasya is the most auspicious day of Maha Kumbh. After 2001 Parliament Attack convict Afzal Guru’s hanging yesterday, a high alert has been issued across Maha Kumbh. Fearing backlash from the terrorists, the administration is leaving no stones unturned to ensure safety and security of the devotees.
Commandos of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) have been deployed across Maha Kumbh to prevent any untoward incident. Till 8 AM today, around two crore people have already taken the holy bath.