High-ranking officials of the Akharas orders of martial ascetics set up by Adi Sankara known as Mahamandaleshwars and Shri Mahants - too kept their march to the Sangam low key sans caparisoned horses and elephants and decorated chariots, which impart a regal splendour to the spectacle in sync with the term Shahi Snan (royal bath).
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Meaning it Grand: but this faith and belief brought tragedy
Maha Kumbh Mela 2013 has been marred by a series of tragedies that have taken place since it began on Jan 14, killing at least 42 people in four separate incidents.
A fire broke out in the wee hours of Friday at the Kumbh Mela venue in Allahabad, killing one person and injuring two others besides destroying at least 30 make-shift tents set up for the pilgrims.