Haridwar Kumbh Mela commenced in Uttarakhand on Thursday (April 1). Kumbh Mela 2021 will be held for only 30 days, from April 1 to 30.
Amid surge in COVID-19 cases, new Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) were issued by the state government to contain the spread of the virus. It has been made mandatory for all devotees coming to Haridwar Kumbh 2021 to strictly follow COVID-19 norms, including a negative RT-PCR test report.
The congregation on the banks of the Ganges in Haridwar will conclude on April 30 with three “shahi snan” (major bathing) dates on April 12, 14 and 27.