Second Shahi Snan of Kumbh Mela 2021 is on today, April 12. First Shahi Snan of Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021 was on March 11 on the auspicious occasion of Maha Shivratri. it is difficult to ensure social distancing norms during the second `Shahi snan`, where massive crowds have gathered to take a holy dip in River Ganga at Har Ki Pauri in Uttarakhand`s Haridwar.
Devotees on Monday took a holy dip in River Ganga at Har Ki Pauri in Uttarakhand`s Haridwar on the occasion of the second `shahi snan` in Kumbh. General public will be allowed here till 7 am. After that, this area will be reserved for akharas. The royal bath continues till the evening. Whereas other devotees are allowed to take Holy dip on other ghats. The second and the third royal bath will be held with the interval of one day on April 14, the third royal bath will be taken by the 13 Akhadas. The processions of the 13 Akhadas will be carried through highways. This year, the Kumbh is being held from April 1 to 30 in Haridwar. In normal circumstances, Kumbh continues for nearly four months but this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the duration of the congregation has been curtailed to one month.