Is this the photo of the devotees gathering in 2021 Kumbh Mela Haridwar?
Restrictions are being imposed across the country as the 2nd wave of corona infection is on the rise in India. Meanwhile, the two photos have gone viral on social media as they attended a Kumbh Mela in Haridwar.
The photo was featured in a BBC article titled “Kumbh Mela: Lost and found at the world’s biggest gathering” on January 22, 2019, while doing a reverse image search for the first image.
The photo was published in the Hindustan Times on January 16, 2019 under the headline “Naga sadhus of various akharas proceed in royal splendour for Kumbh’s first shahi snan” while doing a reverse image search for the second photo.
Both these photos are being misrepresented as these photos are primarily available if you search for Kumbh Mela. News and videos are coming out about the crowd of devotees coming to Haridwar Kumbh Mela in 2021.
In our search, it is learned that these two photos were taken in the year 2019, which is circulating as a gathering at the 2021 Haridwar Kumbh Mela.