Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Kumbh Mela Festival of Ritual bathing

  • 15 Jan 2013
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

Millions hope pilgrimage will make light of their sins

Photo: Afp/roberto SchmidtWorkers fix a light pole in Allahabad, in northern India, which hosts millions of Hindu devotees over the next couple of months to celebrate the Kumbh Mela. Worshippers believe a dip in the holy waters cleanses them of their sins. The Kumbh Mela, which started on Monday, stretches over 55 days and attracts ash-covered holy men, who run into the frigid waters, and millions of ordinary Indians to Allahabad.

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