24 May 2023

Prayagraj Maha Kumbh Mela 2025: Temples Being Beautified, Adventure Tourism Activities Will Be Held

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the officials of the departments concerned to finalise the logo and the theme of the Maha Kumbh at the earliest.


Prayagraj Maha Kumbh Mela is going to be held in 2025 in Prayagraj. Kumbh is the largest religious congregation celebrated by millions of Hindu pilgrims from all across the world. Last Maha Kumbh Mela was organized in Haridwar in 2021.

Yogi has instructed officials to leave no stone unturned in making the Maha Kumbh a grand and memorable event while taking care of the needs and comfort of the visitors and devotees coming from within the country and across the globe.

The beautification of various temples including Bhardwaj Ashram, Dwadash Madhav Temple, Nagvasuki Temple, Dashashwamedh Temple, Mankameshwar Temple, Alopi Sankari Temple, Padila Mahadev Temple, Koteshwar Mahadev , Kalyani Devi, Digital Kumbh Museum, Takshak Tirtha, Karchhana, Akshayavat or Palapuri Temple, Hanuman Temple, Floating Jetty and Restaurant, Rahi Ilawart Hotel, Triveni Darshan is in progress. The Tourism Department officials have been asked to develop civic amenities in Prayagraj for the comfortable stay of visitors and devotees.

Tent colony to be set up in Prayagraj to publicise Maha Kumbh


Yogi has also directed the officials to publicise Maha Kumbh by setting up a temporary tent colony in Prayagraj, inviting travel and tour operators to a conclave, printing travel literature in Indian and international languages, as well as establishing a tourist information center at the temporary bus station and railway station equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.

Activities and events under adventure tourism will be held

The UP government has started construction of temporary thematic gates to conduct international level activities and events under adventure tourism, including projection mapping, laser show, hot air balloon-show, drone-show, arrow sports, helicopter joy ride and making arrangements for paragliding.

Yogi has directed that training should be given to tourism service providers including guides, auto-rickshaw drivers and boatmen. Pavilions should be set up depicting the culture of all the states, the CM has suggested to the officials.


Floating restaurant


The Uttar Pradesh government has already issued a tender for a first-of-its-kind “floating restaurant” in the state. The fully air-conditioned restaurant with an additional open-air facility will come up on the Yamuna river in Prayagraj.

The government has also floated a tender for setting up a water sports facility in Prayagraj where the Maha Kumbh will be held.

Maha Kumbh Is held every third year at one of four places


Maha Kumbh Mela is a mass Hindu pilgrimages of faith in which Hindus gather to bathe in a sacred river. It is the world's largest religious gathering. It is held every third year at one of the four places by rotation: Haridwar, Prayagraj, Nasik and Ujjain. Thus the Kumbh Mela is held at each of these four places every twelth year. 


Half Kumbh Mela is held at only two places, Haridwar and Prayagraj, every sixth year. The rivers at these four places are: the Ganges at Haridwar, the confluence (Sangam) of the Ganges and the Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati at Prayagraj, the Godawari at Nasik, and theKshipra at Ujjain.

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