Kumbh Mela 2019 from Space

The three holy rivers of Ganga, the Yamuna and a mythical third river, the Saraswati.

Kumbh Mela, the world’s biggest religious gathering was captured by India’s CartoSat-2 which is a High-Resolution earth imaging satellite.

The picture of the Kumbh Mela was released by the ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) today, but it was captured on Wednesday, the Kumbh Mela is in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj.

The image shows the three holy rivers, which are the Ganga, the Yamuna and a mythical third river, the Saraswati.

2.25 crore devotees attended the grand bath of Kumbh

On Makar Sankranti or Tuesday, 2.25 crore devotees attended the grand bath of Kumbh.

The tented city of Kumbh is actually bigger than the Vatican City of Rome, The Kumbh is spread over a 32km area, and the bathing ghats extend for a 5km stretch.

The government has spent around $400 million to upgrade the infrastructure of the city, this was all done for the religious festival.

The ISRO is also providing daily weather updates for the Kumbh Mela which has helped the IMD (Indian Meteorological Department) to set mobile stations and inform the coming devotees.

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