Kumbh the name which no one is unaware of. Biggest gathering of people for longest religious festival. The fair is held at four pious places of India every 3 years.
We left from chittorgarh junction by ananta express. Though the train took more hours than expected but no other time can be better than the time we reached there.
It was 2am and whole station was reflecting art through painted walls and doors. It had a large shed for devotees outside its vicinity. Undoubtedly amazing arrangements have been made taking care of all the basic facilities a person need.
When we reached at the bridge that connects city to the place where fair is held, the view was mesmerising. Endless lights were shining as if you are in ocean of little moons.
Ways were clean, roads broader and sanitation facility at every 300 meters that too clean and upkept, definitely left me surprised. As I never thought this to be this good.
We stayed at a tent in the fair and left for holy dip in Sangam. Weather was extremely cold. It's never bad weather it's bad clothes only.
My mistake of removing sweat shirt costed me cold, shivering hands and biting teeth.
Coast of River was clean with sand bags on the edge followed by dried grass, and had numerous changing rooms.
A boundary in the water is also made for safety of people taking bath.
Every now and then you can find devotees worshipping holy water with red cloth and flowers. And every now and then you can find a person cleaning the water so every next devotee taking bath can have a proper dip.
My dip and dive in water was quicker. For body was almost in frozen state.
Even two cups of tea couldn't help. Finally the sun rised and I sat near the fire to bring back my body to normal.
Then we headed for darshan of Sankat mochan hanuman temple. The idol of lord Hanuman is in lying state here. And then we went to Allahabad fort. It was good..
Finally we roamed in the streets of fair where you can find Beautiful pandals of saints. Some are like palaces. There was one pandal which was made up of wood and thermacol. No one can believe that a palace can be made out of it.
The experience was beautiful and different from expected.
PS : If you hate crowd , If you dislike religious gathering, if you think more people means more filth, still go there and get lost in spiritual divinity. For I am also a person who dislike these things. I was unsure till the moment I arrived in Prayagraj. I thought that i won't be able to adjust. But i was completely wrong.