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Kumbh Mela   Sacred site festivals in India, called melas, are a vital part of the pilgrimage tradition of Hinduism.

Inestimable worship options of which one fair known as Maha Kumbh Mela is awaited for a long 12 years. The major places where this Maha Kumbh Mela and Ardha Maha Kumbh mela use to take place are Haridwar, Allahabad, Nashik and Ujjain.

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A Sadhu pours water from a conch shell as he prays on the banks of the holy Ganges river, while another Sadhu takes a photo of the river.

Walking back to the Akhara as part of the initiation of new sadhus during Kumbha Mela festival - stock image

Walking back to the Akhara as part of the initiation of new sadhus during Kumbha Mela festival - stock image

Staggering pictures from the world's largest festival as 10million Hindu pilgrims bathe naked in the Ganges for Kumbh Mela

Staggering pictures from the world's largest festival as 10million Hindu pilgrims bathe naked in the Ganges for Kumbh Mela (and 100MILLION more are on their way)

Staggering pictures from the world's largest festival as Hindu pilgrims bathe naked in the Ganges for Kumbh Mela

Tens of Millions Gather at India’s Maha Kumbh Mela

Tens of Millions Gather at India’s Maha Kumbh Mela

A man prays during the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, India. The Maha Kumbh Mela, believed to be the largest religious gathering on earth, is held every 12 years on the banks of Sangam.

PRAYING PATTERNS: Bangladeshi supporters of the Islamic political party, Islami Andolan Bangladesh, offered Friday prayers in the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Sadhu ascetic holy man, Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi, India

Sadhu ascetic holy man, Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi, India- he looks so happy.

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