Haridwar: The Kumbh in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, finally ended 13 days ago due to rising cases of corona. On Saturday, Juna Akhara announced the end of Kumbh. Niranjani and Anand Akhada have already announced to call off Kumbh.
Mahamandaleshwar Swamy Avdheshanand Giri has today announced that the Kumbh Mela has concluded for the Juna Akhara. The Akhara announced the end of Kumbh festivities after Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with him.
“The people of India and their survival is our first priority. In view of the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, we have duly immersed all the deities invoked on the occasion of Kumbh. This is the formal immersion-conclusion of Kumbh on behalf of Joona Akhara,” Swami Avadheshanand Giri, the ‘mahamandaleshwar’ of the Joona Akhara, said in a tweet in Hindi.
An enclosed note signed by Giri, Joona Akhara patron Hari Giri and secretaries Mahant Mohan Bharti and Mahant Mahesh Puri said the decision to immerse the Kumbh deities had been taken in public interest after consultations with seers of the Akhara.
“Immersing the deities, we also pray to all ‘teertha’ and ‘siddhapeeth’ and declare the immersion of Haridwar Kumbh Mela, 2021,” it said.
The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, had a telephonic conversation with Acharya Mahamandaleshwar Swamy Avdheshanand Giri and asked about the health of all the Sants. The PM thanked the Sant Samaj for their full cooperation with the administration.