Prayagraj Kumbh Mela 2019 has been placed in the Guinness World Records in three sectors.
The three sectors are:
Largest traffic and crowd management plan,
The biggest painting exercise of public sites under “Paint my City” scheme, and
The biggest sanitation and waste disposal mechanism.
Kumbh Mela is the largest peaceful congregation of pilgrims on earth, during which participants bathe or take a dip in a sacred river.
Kumbh Mela comes under the UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
The festival is held at Prayagraj (at the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna, and the mythical Saraswati), Haridwar (on the Ganges), Ujjain (on the Shipra) and Nasik (on the Godavari) every four years by rotation and is attended by millions of people irrespective of caste, creed or gender.