Devotees take holy dip at Triveni Sangam during Rajim Kumbh fair in Chhattisgarh

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Raipur, Feb.15 (ANI): A large number of devotees from different part of the country took a holy dip at Triveni Sangam during the Rajim Kumbh fair, organised here in Chhattisgarh.

Thousands of devotees visited the two famous Temples of Chhattisgarh-the Rajeev Lochan temple and Kuleshwar Mahadev temple during the fortnight long religious fair.

"We came here to pray to God for our wish fulfilment and also to buy lots of things in the fair," said Rupesh Dewangun, one of the devotees.

Hordes of holy men and saints from different parts of the country arrive here during this time of the year and stay in specially set up cottages. They are erected on sand surface at the Triveni Sangam, a point where three rivers Mahanadi, Sondur and Pairi mingle with each other.

Devotees take holy bath at Triveni Sangam to cleanse themselves of their sins and for the fulfillment of wishes.

"Compared to holy baths taken in any well, river or sea, a holy bath taken during Kumbh leads towards salvation," said Swami Neelkanth, a hermit from Rajasthan.

The fair starts on Magh Purnima; full moon night of the Hindu month of Magh, and concludes on Mahashivratri, Lord Shiva's wedding day.

Since ancient times, Rajim has been a pilgrim centre of Vaishnavites (the followers of Lord Vishnu).

The congregation of devotees to perform religious ceremonies is known as 'fifth Kumbh' observed every year at the Rajiv Lochan temple located near the Triveni Sangam. By Sarathi (ANI)

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