Elderly residents of Allahabad recall their Kumbh memories

  • | Thursday | 10th January, 2019

ALLAHABAD: The elderly residents of Sangam city who attended various Kumbh and Ardh Kumbhs relish their vivid memories and point out the changes that they have noticed in the years. I have seen the ‘aviral’ and ‘nirmal’ Ganga’ and have attended all Kumbhs and Ardh Kumbhs till now.”“I still have memories of the scene after the stampede at 1954 Kumbh. They share that Kumbh witnessed changes after 1967 including the change of Sangam spot — the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and mythological Saraswati — from Quila ghat corner towards Chatnag. They used to carry ration, essentials and cooking material to Mela ground and used to stay for at least one month.”Urmila Pandey (68) says, “Kumbh was gracious and peaceful religious affair. We had adequate space for all sorts of religious, social and cultural activities which has now been restricted.

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