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India: Tens of millions converge on Prayagraj for Allahabad Kumbh Mela01:22

India: Tens of millions converge on Prayagraj for Allahabad Kumbh Mela

India, Prayagraj
January 16, 2019 at 01:05 GMT +00:00 · Published

Millions of Hindu pilgrims travelled to Prayagraj on Tuesday, and up to 140 million are expected during the month-long celebration of the Ardh Kumbh Mela in the city formerly known as Allahabad.

While the full Allahabad Kumbh Mela, which happens every 12 years, is scheduled for 2025, this year, the city celebrates an Ardh Kumbh Mela or a "Half Kumbh Mela," as it has been six years since the last Kumbh Mela.

Pilgrims of all ages and from all over India and abroad have gathered at the Triveni Sangam, where the the Ganga, the Yamuna and the Sarasvati rivers meet, before bathing and praying in its holy waters in celebration of the commencement of the month-long Ardh Kumbh Mela. Festivities will last until March 4.

India: Tens of millions converge on Prayagraj for Allahabad Kumbh Mela01:22
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Millions of Hindu pilgrims travelled to Prayagraj on Tuesday, and up to 140 million are expected during the month-long celebration of the Ardh Kumbh Mela in the city formerly known as Allahabad.

While the full Allahabad Kumbh Mela, which happens every 12 years, is scheduled for 2025, this year, the city celebrates an Ardh Kumbh Mela or a "Half Kumbh Mela," as it has been six years since the last Kumbh Mela.

Pilgrims of all ages and from all over India and abroad have gathered at the Triveni Sangam, where the the Ganga, the Yamuna and the Sarasvati rivers meet, before bathing and praying in its holy waters in celebration of the commencement of the month-long Ardh Kumbh Mela. Festivities will last until March 4.

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