Thousands of devotees from across the country took a holy dip at the confluence of the River Ganga and the Bay of Bengal on the occasion of Makar Sankranti this morning. The pilgrimage is taking place amid strict COVID-19 health safety protocols and a large number of volunteers and police personnel have been deployed to ensure people follow the guidelines, officials said.

Thousands of devotees took a holy dip at Prayagraj in the Sangam — the confluence of the Ganga and Yamuna and the mystical Saraswati rivers –on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti.