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Naked sadhus gather around a fire pit during the hindu festival known as Kumbh mela. Haridwar, India.

Kumbh Mela is one of the biggest human assemblies on the Earth. The mela (celebration) takes place every 3 years in one of 4 cities in India that are today known as Prayag (Allahabad), Haridwar, Ujjain, and Nasik.

Pilgrims spend days travelling from across the country to bath in the river on auspicious dates throughout the festivities.
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Kumbh Mela
Naked sadhus gather around a fire pit during the hindu festival known as Kumbh mela. Haridwar, India. <br />
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Kumbh Mela is one of the biggest human assemblies on the Earth. The mela (celebration) takes place every 3 years in one of 4 cities in India that are today known as Prayag (Allahabad), Haridwar, Ujjain, and Nasik. <br />
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Pilgrims spend days travelling from across the country to bath in the river on auspicious dates throughout the festivities.