The celebrations would continue for 12 days, up to May 13

All arrangements were put in place for the commencement of Manjeera Kumbhamela at Humnapur village on the outskirts of Raghavapur village in Nyalakal mandal in Medak district from Thursday (May 2). The celebrations would continue for 12 days, up to May 13. The State government has so far spent Rs. 4.67 crore, including Rs. 3 crore by R&B, Rs. 32 lakh by rural water supply, Rs. 30 lakh by irrigation and Rs. 1.05 crore by Panchayat Raj Department, for making all arrangements, which began two months ago.

Bathing ghats were prepared with connecting roads. About 100 Sadhus from different parts of the country, including Badrinath and Ghati, have already arrived here and Naga Sadhus would commence the Kumbhamela with holy bath on Thursday morning. A 60,000 litre-capacity tank has been constructed to supply water and 150 taps have been fixed at different places for this purpose.

Major Industries Minister J. Geeta Reddy and Collector A. Dinakarbabu, along with other officials, visited Raghavapur on Wednesday and supervised the arrangements.

Mr. Dinakarbabu said that the celebrations are being held based on ‘Garudapuranam’, an ancient text. He said that swimmers were kept ready as a precautionary measure and 150 sanitation workers would attend duties during ‘Kumbhamela’.

  • Naga Sadhus will begin the ‘Kumbhamela’ with holy bath on Thursday morning

  • State has spent approximately Rs. 5 cr. so far; a 60,000-litre water tank has been constructed