Kumbh Mela: Third 'Shahi Snaan' Tomorrow At Trimbakeshwar

| September 24 , 2015 , 17:30 IST
The third and final 'shahi snaan' (royal bath) during the ongoing Kumbh Mela will take place on Friday at Trimbakeshwar near here. [caption id="attachment_117523" align="aligncenter" width="700"](Photo: PTI) (Image: PTI)[/caption] "Thousands of seers, mahants and sadhus belonging to 10 Akhadas will take the holy dip in 'Kushavartha Teerth' (holy pond) from 4.15 AM to 12.00 PM", a district administration official said. In the morning, a royal procession will taken out by the seers and Mahants. ALSO READ: Kumbh Mela: Nashik Gears Up For First ‘Shahi Snan’, Sadhvis Demand Separate Space Later in the day, thousands of devotees will be allowed to take the holy dip till late night. Meanwhile, security has been stepped up with over 7,000 police personnel deployed in the town. Well-equipped control rooms have been set up to keep a watch on all proceedings, District Superintendent of Police Sanjay Mohite said. ALSO READ: Central Railways Spend Rs 25.8 Crore In Arrangements For Kumbh Mela The Nashik division of Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) will be running 700 special buses from Nashik to Trimbakeshwar for the convenience of devotees, MSRTC Divisional Controller Yamini Joshi said. On September 18, hundreds of devotees had taken the holy dip in river Godavari on the occasion of third 'shahi snaan' at Nashik.