Devotees from all over the country and abroad are expected to participate in a ‘Poorna Kumbha Mela' to be celebrated at the Santhigiri Ashram on Monday.

The ashram has made arrangements for the Kumbha Mela, which is celebrated annually for the purification of one's self, family and society.

The ceremonies will start with the morning prayers at 5 a.m., followed by special prayers, floral offering and guru puja at 12 noon. The Kumbha Mela procession will begin at 5 p.m. in the presence of several sanyasins.

Thousands of devotees clad in white will carry the Kumbhams after observing ‘vritam' (austerities) for 11 days. The procession will be taken out to the accompaniment of musical bands, colourful parasols and the chanting of Guru Mantra.

The ashram and the surrounding areas have been decorated and necessary arrangements made to accommodate the devotees, a press note issued here said.