Kumbh Mela in Haridwar now a one-month affair; Devotees to carry COVID-19 negative report

Read about the new rule for Kumbh Mela in Haridwar asking pilgrims to carry a “negative” RT-PCR report for COVID-19 below!

The total duration of Kumbh Mela in Haridwar has been shortened to just one month. It has also become mandatory for pilgrims to carry COVID-19 negative report for attending the mela.


The mega congregation will take place between April 1 to 31 with three “shahi snan” on April 12, 14, 27.

Kumbh Mela in Haridwar before COVID

The Maha Kumbh, which is organized once in 12 years, is a three-and-a-half-month event in Haridwar. It was held last time from January 14 to April 28 in 2010.

However, the event has been curtailed to one month given the second wave of Coronavirus.

Those attending the Mela will have to take with them a “negative” RT-PCR test report which should not be older than 72 hours.

Pilgrims, who have already taken the vaccine for Coronavirus can upload their certificates on an official portal.

The government of Uttarakhand has also appealed to people to properly follow the COVID rules in the Mela.

Also Read: The transgender community participated in Mahakumbh at Haridwar for the first time

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