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Sangam dons sombre look amid heavy rush of people coming to immerse ashes | Allahabad News – Times of India

A person proceeds to immerse a cherished one’s ashes in Sangam on Tuesday

Prayagraj: In a pointy distinction to the scene over a month in the past when pilgrims from throughout the nation used to arrive at Sangam to take holy dip within the confluence of Ganga and Yamuna, there’s a rush of people coming to cremate our bodies or immerse ashes of their family members who’ve died amid the lethal second Covid wave.
Since a fortnight, queues of our bodies are seen on a regular basis at cremation ghats of Prayagraj.
A priest at Sangam mentioned, prior to the pandemic, round 100 people used to go to Sangam on a regular basis to immerse ashes of their kin, however for the reason that final month, 300-400 people are coming each dayDuring weekend lockdown, round 300 people arrived at Sangam for immersing ashes, whereas on week days, the quantity goes up to 400.
Apart from these from Uttar Pradesh, many people from Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi and different states are additionally arriving at Sangam for a similar function.
Ram Singh, who got here from Shahjahanpur with an urn stuffed with ashes of his 110-yr-outdated father Hajari, mentioned, “It was difficult to reach here due to the pandemic. But I would not have forgiven myself if I didn’t immerse my father’s ashes in Sangam. Now, my father’s soul will rest in peace.”
“The scene at Sangam has changed completely. Previously, one could witness crowds taking holy dip, but now we only see people arriving here to immerse ashes of the dead. It is heartbreaking. Let’s pray to the Almighty for the safety of our people,” mentioned Kadedeen Yadav, in cost of Jal Police, Sangam.
Abhishek, a neighborhood priest mentioned, “Earlier, about 100 people used to visit Sangam everyday for immersing ashes. Now, 300-400 people can be seen. When my clients ask over the phone about when to come here for immersion, I suggest them to wait until the number of Covid-19 cases decline significantly.”

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