Allahabad, January 21: UP minister Mohsin Raza Monday visited the Sangam on the occasion of Paush Purnima and described it as "heaven on earth". "Today I got an opportunity to visit the Sangam. This is not only a point of confluence of rivers, but confluence of tehzeeb (culture)," said Raza, who is the minister of state for Muslim Waqf and Haj.
"I felt as if I am visiting the heaven on earth," he said. He also lauded the Yogi Adityanath government for successfully organising the Kumbh Mela. "Almost all the works pertaining to the Kumbh were accomplished by the UP government in a record time. Our endeavour is that the visitors and devotees, who are visiting this place, return to their homes with happy and pleasant memories (of the place and the event)." Special Trains for Prayagraj Kumbh Mela 2019: View List of Trains and Schedule by Indian Railways From Maharashtra to Uttar Pradesh.
Prayagraj: A temporary VVIP bathing island has been constructed in the middle of Triveni Sangam at #KumbhMela2019. It offers bathing facilities to both men & women & has rest room as well as a changing room. Steamers and boats will ferry people from both Arail Ghat & Sangam Ghat. pic.twitter.com/TFKJdgJbGB
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Braving intense chill, scores of devotees took a dip in the River Ganga on the occasion of Paush Purnima - the second auspicious bathing day of the Kumbh Mela. The Purnima or full moon day will also mark the beginning of Kalpwas (the period of austerity) at the Kumbh Mela.