#kumbh2021

.Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India
Devotees gather to offer prayers during the third 'Shahi Snan' of the Kumbh Mela 2021, at Har ki Pauri Ghat in Haridwar. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • A Kumbh Mela official cited COVID-19 test results to assert that it was unfair to call the congregation a super-spreader event
  • Mela IG Sanjay Gunjyal said that just 0.2 % of the total RT-PCR tests conducted in Haridwar came out positive
  • 0.5 % of police personnel on mela duty contracted the virus, he said

.Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India
Last 'Shahi Snan' of Kumbh 2021 by devotees of Juna Akhada, in Haridwar, Tuesday, April 27, 2021. (PTI Photo)

  • Around 2,600 devotees tested positive for COVID-19 during the Kumbh Mela
  • The 2021 Kumbh Mela was scaled down midway, reduced to just one month amid COVID
  • Three shahi snans took place during the event, the first two on April 12 and 14 and third on April 27, which was largely symbolic

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Sadhus during the second Shahi Snan (Royal Bath) at Har Ki Pouri, during Kumbh Mela 2021, in Haridwar. (PTI Photo)

  • Shree Panchayati Akhada Niranjani was formed in 826 AD in Gujarat’s Mandavi
  • Shri Panch Dashnam Juna Akhada follows the Dashnaami Sampraday (sect) founded by Adi Shankaracharya
  • Shree Panchayati Akhada Mahanirvani was founded in 671 AD with conflicting reports about its place of origin 

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Devotees gather at Har Ki Pauri Ghat to offer prayers during Kumbh Mela 2021, in Haridwar, Sunday, April 11, 2021. (PTI Photo)

  • Delhi residents returning from Kumbh Mela will have to stay in mandatory 14-day home quarantine
  • Hundreds of people, who attended the ongoing Kumbh Mela, were seen flouting the COVID-19 guidelines
  • A total of 1,701 had tested positive for coronavirus in the Haridwar Kumbh Mela area from April 10 to 14

.Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India
Sadhus during the second Shahi Snan (Royal Bath) at Har Ki Pouri, during Kumbh Mela 2021, in Haridwar, Monday, April 12, 2021. (PTI Photo)

  • PM Modi had requested to keep the religious event "symbolic"
  • The request came amid an unprecedented surge in the COVID-19 cases across the country
  • "This is the end of Kumbh from June Akhada," the seer tweeted

.Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India
Devotees gather to offer prayers during the third 'Shahi Snan' of the Kumbh Mela 2021, at Har ki Pauri Ghat in Haridwar on Wednesday. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Niranjani Akhada is one of the 13 akhadas of seers participating in Kumbh
  • It said that many of its members were showing COVID-19 symptoms
  • Swami Kapil Dev, the head of Maha Nirvani Akhada died of COVID-19 on Tuesday

.Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India
.Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Sadhus during the second Shahi Snan (Royal Bath) at Har Ki Pouri, during Kumbh Mela 2021, in Haridwar. (PTI Photo)

  • The Narendra Modi government has cancelled and postponed the CBSE board exams for Class 10 and 12 respectively
  • The decision has led to much panic and chaos in the student community across the country
  •  The Kumbh Mela has been drawing more than 100,000 persons daily ever since it was officially opened on April 1 

.Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India
Devotees gather to offer prayers during the third 'Shahi Snan' of the Kumbh Mela at Har ki Pauri Ghat in Haridwar on Wednesday. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Haridwar reported 594 coronavirus cases on Tuesday
  • People have thronged Uttarakhand's Haridwar to take part in the Kumbh Mela
  • The are 112,071 coronavirus cases in the state

.Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India
The second shahi snan took place on the occasion of Somvati Amavasya on Monday, April 12. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Uttarakhand’s Dehradun and Haridwar registered 775 and 594 COVID-19 cases respectively
  • The active caseload of the state rose to 9,353 on Tuesday
  • Kumbh Mela is being held at Haridwar and thousands of devotees were seen flouting COVID norms on Monday