The first bath of the great religious congregation is slated for January 14 on the occasion of Makara Sankranti.

DIG G S Martholia said that a Ganga 'aarti' (prayers) was held in Brahmakund at Har-ki-Pausi today for the success of the Kumbh mela.

The holy bath will take place till April. The last bath will be on April 22.

Martholia added that around 5 to 7 crore people from across the world are expected to attend the holy bath.

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