Kumbh Mela, the largest religious concentration on Earth

In the Indian city of Allahabad, every twelve years, millions of Hindus of all castes, social classes, doctrines and sects come to take part in the greatest immersion and healing ritual of India, the Maha Kumbh Mela.

Allahabad lies at the confluence of the two sacred rivers of India: the Ganges and the Yamuna, apart from the mythical and invisible river of wisdom, the Sarasvati. The Sangam is the sacred place where the three rivers meet and where the faithful are released from their sins and pray to escape the cycle of reincarnation.

The Maha Kumbh Mela sees more than 100 million pilgrims during 44 days, becoming the largest human agglomeration known in history.

For me, it was seven very tough days on which the heat, poor nutrition, noises, dust and sanitary conditions did not surpass all the experiences that I lived in the great festival of Hinduism.


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