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First Shahi Snan (Royal Bath) of Kumbh Mela 2021 is held on the auspicious occasion of Maha Shivratri 2021 in Haridwar on Thursday ( March 11).
This will be also the first Shahi Snan of Kumbh Mela 2021. As per the Kumbh Mela 2021 schedule of major events, 4 shahi snan and 9 Ganga snan will take place at Haridwar this year.
The Kumbh Mela 2021 began on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti 2021 with devotees taking a holy dip in the river Ganga on January 15. This was also the first Ganga snan or Makar Sakranti Snan of Kumbh 2021.