As Kumbh Mela has kick-started in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj millions of people are gathering at one place on the auspicious occasion. Kumbh Mela 2019, one of the largest human gatherings held in Pragyagraj, several sights across the Kumbh grab visitors' eyeballs.
Several Sadhus attract people attention, among them is Shri Mahant Ram Krishna Das Tyagiji Maharaj also known as ‘Machaan wale baba'. He is practicing ‘sadhna’ (meditation) since 1975. His meditation has made him come in minimum contact with the ground. Speaking to ANI, the saint said he interacts and greets everyone only from his machaan (hut on an elevated platform).
Notably, his pandal in Kumbh provides 24-hour service to nearly 5,000 visitors daily, free of cost and open for all. Also, he has started a free medical dispensary which caters to the health of the pilgrims.
This 55-days Kumbh Mela, which kick-started on Tuesday, will end on March 4. It is the largest human congregation in the world, with over 130 million pilgrims expected to participate in the festival. People come to take a dip in the holy water of Gangs River believing it will pave the way for their salvation and rid them of their sins.