Allahabad

At around 5 a.m. devotees from around the globe became a part of the 'Shahi Snan' by plunging themselves in the Triveni sangam, on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti.

Prayagraj, formerly known as Allahabad is observing 55-days-long festival, where sadhus and devotees from all over the world have come together to celebrate this religious festival.

As per the centuries old custom, no one is allowed to enter the holy river before the akhadas finish their Shahi Snans. Once the sadhus are done with their Shahi Snan, common visitors can take a dip in the river. 

However, this incident took place despite the presence of elaborate security measures taken in view of the 55-day long Kumbh Mela, which begins on 15 January and will go on till 4 March.

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