Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath was overwhelmed by people’s response to first day of Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj. The first Shahi Snan also called as royal bathing saw a whooping number of devotees and it created a record of 2.25 crore.
He gave a message and expressed his gratitude to religious leaders and devotees for the successful opening of Makar Sankranti.
He said, “The holy bath of Kumbh started by the Akahdas and almost 2 crore pilgrims took bath in Maha Kumbh Snan today. I want to congratulate and thank 13 Akhada, Akhada parishad, pilgrims, Prayagraj Mela administration, police and all concerned department for having a successful Kumbh on Tuesday.”
“It is a proud moment for us that Kumbh is being organised so systematically and first day of Kumbh has been finished with an ease. There are so many things which are happening for the first time in Kumbh under the leadership of Prime Minister” he further added.
Flower petals were showered on devotees through a helicopter for the first Shahi Snan