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Prelims- History, Art and Culture
a) Recently the Sanskriti Kumbh was inaugurated in Kumbh Mela area, Prayagraj.
b) It is the biggest cultural festival celebrated to showcase the rich Cultural Heritage of India in all its rich and varied dimensions.
c) It showcased Performing Arts- Folk, Tribal and Classical art forms, Handicrafts, Cuisines, Exhibitions etc. all in one place.
About Kumbh Mela
a) Kumbh is a conglomeration of spiritual consciousness and Cultural Heritage committed to showcase India’s cultural vibrancy.
b) It is one of the oldest and largest congregation in the world.
c) Kumbh Mela is attended by millions of people irrespective of all caste, creed, sex, and region.
d) UNESCO has inscribed Kumbh Mela on the list of Intangible Cultural heritage for humanity in 2017.
e) This time Kumbh is being organized in the city of Prayagraj. The city is located at the confluence of the Ganges, the Yamuna and Mystic river of Saraswati in Uttar Pradesh.
f) Other cities where it is organized is Nashik, Ujjain, Haridwar. At any given place, the Kumbh Mela is held once in 12 years.