One way route imposed for Ardh Kumbh snan in Haridwar (8th February 2016) : Ardh kumbh mela police have imposed one way route plan for pilgrims reaching Harki Pauri, Haridwar on the occasion of Somwati Amavasya Snan to be held on Monday. Police has banned all the entry of all heavy vehicles till Monday midnight. The police is fully prepared for second snan. Around 25 lakh pilgrims are expected to arrive at Harki Pauri. Traffic plan has been imposed and heavy vehicles will be banned from entering the city.
Security has been beefed up following the arrest of four IS sympathizers last month from Haridwar, who planned a terror attack during Ardhkumbh. More police personnel have been deployed at different points of Haridwar.
The important dates for Ardh kumbh snan (special bath) in Haridwar (22nd December 2015) : The important dates of Ardh kumbh mela to be held in Haridwar is as follows:
14th January 2016, Thursday Makar Sakranti
12th February 2016, Friday Vasant Panchami
22nd February 2016, Monday Magh Purnima
7th March 2016, Thursday Mahashivratri
7th April 2016, Thursday Chaitra Amavasva
8th April 2016, Friday Chaitra Shukla Pratipada
14th April 2016, Thursday Mesha Sankranti
15th April 2016, Friday Ram Navami
22nd April 2016, Friday Chaitra Shukla Purnima
On the above dates, people take snan (special bath).
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