Yogi Govt bans all marriages between January and March: Here's why

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New Delhi : The Yogi government in Uttar Pradesh has banned all wedding functions between January and March. Now, families in Prayagraj (or Allahabad) who had upcoming weddings scheduled between the months may have to see new dates in some other months.

According to reports, Yogi Adityanath government has cited the upcoming Kumbh Mela in the city, which will happen during the same time period as the reason for the ban.

Also, Times Now reported that the order states that no wedding will be allowed to take place a day before and after the ‘Kumbh snan’ or ‘Kumbh bath’, which is slated to be held between January and March 2019. 

Following the government order, the district administration has sent copies of the order to all wedding hall owners and hoteliers, instructing them to cancel all wedding bookings during the specified time.

Kumbh Mela 2019 in Allahabad

Kumbh Mela 2019 is the upcoming Ardh Kumbh Mela to be held at Triveni Sangam in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India from January to March 2019

As per source, around Rs. 2,500 crore will be allotted by the state government for the Ardh Kumbh 2019. Accordingly, solid waste management process is underway to ensure that Ganga water is not contaminated. 

The logo of 2019 Kumbh shows a group of Sadhus bathing in the Sangam confluence of the Ganga and the Yamuna. The Uttar Pradesh government has decreed that all state government documents, letterheads and publicity material, including advertisements and hoardings, should carry the new logo.