Basant Panchami 2019: Two Crore Devotees to Take Third 'Shahi Snan' at Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj
Kumbh Mela 2019 (Photo Credits: IANS)

On Basant Panchami 2019, around two crore people are expected to take a holy dip at the Kumbh Mela 2019. The third and final shahi snan that coincides with Vasant Panchami will witness larger crowds at Prayagraj. Basant Panchami also known as Vasant Panchami marks the arrival of spring. People pray to Saraswati, the Goddess of prosperity and education on this day.

Basant Panchami is celebrated with different customs and traditions across states, but the core essence of the festival remains the same. Kumbh Mela 2019 commenced on January 15 on Makar Sankranti which is the first bathing day. Mahashivratri that falls on March 4 will mark its last bathing day. Basant Panchami 2019 Date: Know Significance, Saraswati Puja Tithi Timings, Mantra and Story Attached to the Hindu Spring Festival.

Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP) president Narendra Giri said during Kumbh Mela, there were three shahi snan or royal baths and three 'parv snaans'. Allahabad Mayor Abhilasha Gupta Nandi told PTI, "Basant Panchami is the third and last shaahi snaan of the Kumbh. By taking three dips on this day, a devotee gets the blessings of Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati rivers. Hence, it holds tremendous significance for people." Saraswati Puja 2019 Wishes in Hindi: Basant Panchami WhatsApp Stickers, GIF Image Messages, Quotes and SMS to Send Happy Vasant Panchami Greetings.

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Tight security arrangements are in place for the day. PTI quoted Uttar Pradesh' Director General of Police (DGP) OP Singh as saying, "The whole region has been demarcated into nine zones and 20 sectors with the deployment of over 20,000 police personnel, 6,000 home guards, 40 police stations, 58 outposts, 40 fire stations, 80 companies of central force and 20 companies of PAC." Basant Panchami Images & Saraswati Puja HD Wallpapers for Free Download Online: Wish Happy Vasant Panchami 2019 With WhatsApp Sticker Messages and GIF Greetings.

Besides which three women police stations, 317 police response and three police lines are in place to attend any emergencies. Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) commandoes, anti-sabotage commandoes with snipers, bomb disposal units, sniffer dog squads and intelligence units have been deployed.