Nasik: The third and final ‘Shishi Snann’ (Royal bath) during the ongoing Kumbh Mela will take place at Trimbakeshwar on Friday where thousands of saints and seers will take out a royal procession.
“Thousands of seers, mahants and sadhus belonging to 10 Akhadas will take the holy dip in ‘Kushavartha Teerth’ (holy pond) from 4.15 AM to 12.00 PM”, a local official said.
Later in the day, thousands of devotees will be allowed to take the holy dip till late night. Security has been stepped up with over 7,000 police personnel deployed in the town. Well-equipped control rooms have been set up to keep a watch on all proceedings, District Superintendent of Police Sanjay Mohite said.
The Nashik division of Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) will be running 700 special buses from Nashik to Trimbakeshwar for the convenience of devotees, according to officials.
On September 18, thousands of devotees had taken the holy dip in river Godavari on the occasion of second ‘shahi snaan’ at Nashik.