Kumbh 2019 closes with final dip on Mahashivratri, books several world records

Largest human gathering for a religious possession has come to a close at the Sangam with over 1 crore faithful taking the salvation dip on the last Kumbh Snan on Mahashivratri.

The Prayagraj Kumbh 2019 has secured the place in the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest crowd management, largest sanitation drive and largest painting exercise of public sites.

Government officials showering flower petals from a helicopter on devotees taking dip at Sangam

A three-member team from the Guinness World Records visited Prayagraj for the purpose. Exercises at a large-scale were performed before the team for four days, from February 28 to March 3.

“Around 503 shuttle buses were pressed into service on the highway in one go for the team on February 28. Several people participated in a painting exercise on March 1 and 10,000 workers engaged in cleaning at the Kumbh, all performing their duties together,” the Ministry of Culture said in a statement.

The festival, which began on January 14, will conclude on March 4 with the sixth and final “Shahi Snan” (royal bath) on the occasion of Maha Shivratri.

The previous five royal baths were held successfully with more than 22 crore pilgrims taking holy dips.



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