Kumbh Mela 2019: ISRO satellite captures images of Triveni Sangam


Prayagraj: The Indian Remote Sensing Satellite Cartosat-2 has captured images of Kumbh Mela from space which showed religious activities in the holy town.

News agencies said the images of Triveni Sangam and the New Yamuna Bridge were clearly visible from the space.

The Cartosat-2 series satellite was developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and was part of the 104 satellites sent into space at the same time.

The  world’s largest religious gathering, Kumbh Mela, is currently underway at Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh.

It began on January 15, the auspicious day of Makar Sankranti, with nearly 2 crore people taking the holy dip at the Triveni Sangam.

Nearly 12 crore pilgrims and saints are expected to visit the 50-day long festival.

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