The Kumbh Mela will be held for 48 days in Haridwar next year instead of three and half months, state’s Urban development minister Madan Kaushik said. “The Uttarakhand government will issue the notification for the Kumbh Mela in February instead of January 1”, the minister said.
“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, preparations have been made for main baths to be held in March-April. Devotees can take royal bath during these 48 days, “the minister said.
He added, “Devotees coming to Kumbh Mela will also be allowed till the bath. While the Kumbh Mela had been for three and a half months since years, this time the duration of Kumbh will be one and a half months due to the changed circumstances.”