Πέμπτη, 17 Ιανουαρίου 2013

TENS OF MILLIONS GATHER AT INDIA'S MAHA KUMBH MELA

Tens of Millions Gather at India’s Maha Kumbh Mela

In Allahabad, northern India, a megacity of millions is sprouting up at the confluence of the Yamuna and Ganges rivers. For millennia, Hindu devotees have flocked to these holy banks to participate in a ritual cleansing known as the Kumbh Mela; this year’s Maha Kumbh Mela is a particularly auspicious iteration in cycles of these pilgrimages, which occur four times every 12 years. In 2001, nearly 70 million flocked to the Ganges’ shores here.
Tens of Millions Gather at India’s Maha Kumbh Mela

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Tens of Millions Gather at India’s Maha Kumbh Mela

Tens of Millions Gather at India’s Maha Kumbh Mela

Tens of Millions Gather at India’s Maha Kumbh Mela

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