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A mighty swarm of pilgrims stretching as far as the eye can see are ferried to the confluence of the Yamuna and Ganges rivers where according to ancient Hindu mythology, Lord Vishnu released drops of an immortality nectar. United in an unshakable belief of their religion, they will enter the icy mist swept waters to wash away their sins and gain salvation.
Alternating between four auspicious locations, the festival of the Kumbh Mela has been taking place every three years for centuries. The Maha (great) Kumbh Mela occurs only once every 12 years when a planetary alignment signals the start of the largest gathering of humanity in the history of our planet. In 20019, 200 million attendees from all sections of Hindu religious life travelled from all corners of India and around the world to be present at the Holy festival.
Early first recordings of the Kumbh Mela stretch back as far as 2500 years. The strong sense of timelessness to the rituals underpinning the occasion amplifies the intensity and uniqueness of an ancient culture in modern times.