In a welcome move, seers from the transgender community took part in the mahakumbh, which is taking place at Haridwar. This is after the 'Kinnar Akhada' was allowed in the royal procession.
As of now, 13 akhadas come under the head of Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad. However, Akhada Parishad had allowed Kinnar Akhada, a separate sub-entity of Juna Akhada to take a holy dip and carry out the Royal procession in Ardh Kumbh Prayagraj in 2019. More pictures and information in the video above.
(Video by Apurva P)