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Pilgrims, Holy Leaders Travel to Kumbh Mela, World's Largest Religious Gatheringi
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February 05, 2013
Every 12 years in India, tens of millions of pilgrims and Hindu holy leaders travel to the Kumbh Mela, a temporary city erected on a flood plain where the sacred Yamuna and Ganges rivers merge. The enormous crowds that gather for ritual bathing are a hallmark of the world’s largest religious gathering -- and a challenge for organizers who say as many as 20,000 people can get lost in a single day. Rebecca Byerly reports for VOA from Allahabad.

Pilgrims, Holy Leaders Travel to Kumbh Mela, World's Largest Religious Gathering

Published February 05, 2013

Every 12 years in India, tens of millions of pilgrims and Hindu holy leaders travel to the Kumbh Mela, a temporary city erected on a flood plain where the sacred Yamuna and Ganges rivers merge. The enormous crowds that gather for ritual bathing are a hallmark of the world’s largest religious gathering -- and a challenge for organizers who say as many as 20,000 people can get lost in a single day. Rebecca Byerly reports for VOA from Allahabad.


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