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Kumbh 2019: Procession of different 'Akharas' adorn the mela

Of the 13 'akharas', seven are Shaiva and three each are Vaishnava and Udaseen, Giri said.The word 'akhara' came from the word 'akhand' which means "indivisible", he said.Shaiva Akaharas that worship Lord Shiva in various forms are Shri Panchayati Akhara Mahanirvani (Allahabad), Shri Panch Atal Akhara (Varanasi), Shri Panchayati Akhara Niranjani (Allahabad), Taponidhi Shri Anand Akhara Panchayati (Nasik), Shri Panchdashnaam Juna Akhara (Varanasi), Shri Panchdashnaam Aavahan Akhara (Varanasi) and Shri Panchdashnaam Panchgani Akhara (Junagadh, Gujarat).Video courtesy - ABP News