Five lakh devotees take dip in Ganga
Hardwar, Nov 20 (UNI) Nearly five lakh devotees took a dip in the holy Ganga on the auspicious occasion of Somvati Amavasya today, sources in the district administration said.
The devotees came mostly from western UP, Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu.
The 'snan' (holy bath) started early today.
The administration has made elaborate security arrangements on the occasion and enforced strict traffic plan. The 'snan' passed off peacefully without any untoward incident being reported so far from anywhere in the mela area.
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