Prayagraj: Scores of devotees took holy dip in Ganga on the occasion of ‘Achala Saptami’ and offered prayers to the Sun God.
The footfall started rising since early Friday and the flow continued as the day progressed. Mela police maintained a strict vigil on the ghat and police mobile teams were engaged to regulate the flow of crowd.
Noted astrologer Amitabh Gour said Achala Saptami is celebrated on the seventh day of Magh’s ‘shukla paksha’. It is also known as ‘Rath Saptami’ and ‘Arogya Saptami’. He said devotees offer prayer to the Sun God for good health, wealth and prosperity.
Piyush Kumar, a resident of Khargon (MP), arrived at Magh Mela along with his family to take a holy dip on ‘Achala Saptami’. “This was a auspicious day to take a holy dip in the confluence of three rivers,” he said.
Sasaram resident Ratan Singh said “He will be staying at the tent city and will return after taking a dip on Maghi Purnima.”