Simhastha 2016: Sadhvi Trikal Bhavanta threatens ‘live samadhi’ after denial of facilities

Mahant Trikal Bhavanta of all-women Pari akhada on Tuesday boycotted the ‘Parvani’ and declared she would take a live samadhi to protest against the mismanagement in Simhastha Kumbh 2016.
Sources said that organisers of kumbh are allowed to cater to 13 akhadas and the latter are allotted separate time and ghats for shahi snan.
The all-women Pari akhada had demanded special facilities at the beginning of the kumbh, but the state government did not entertain them, sources said.
Transport minister Bhupendra Singh had, however, assured Bhavanta of allotting a separate ghat and special arrangements too.
Trikal Bhavanta said that she would take samadhi in a 10-feet deep ditch if her demands are not met.
Meanwhile, officials have assured the sadhvi of providing some facilities.