Kartik Poornima is being celebrated across the country with great enthusiasm and religious fervour on Tuesday. Since early in the morning, lakhs of devotees continue to take a dip at the banks of the rivers.
Devotees in huge numbers continue to flock Ganga, Saryu, Mandakini, Yamuna and Ghaghara to take a holy dip on this occasion at different places of the state including Mathura, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Ayodhya, Chitrakoot, Bareilly and Garh Mukteshwar along with others.
Elaborate security arrangements are in place in view of three auspicious festivals – The Kartik Purnima, Guru Nanak Jayanti and Dev Deepawali across the state. There is an ecstatic rush among devotees to take a holy dip and offer their worship at all river banks across the state.
Mammoth gathering is being witnessed at Prayagraj, Varanasi, Mathura, Ayodhya and Bareilly including several other places. A ritual bath in the sacred water of rivers is known as Kartik Snana which is deemed as most auspicious on this occasion. People are seen donating food and grains on the occasion.