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Maha Kumbh Mela

India TV News Desk [Updated: 13 Jan 2013, 8:57 PM IST]
  • Indian Hindu pilgrims bathe at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, ahead of the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, India, Sunday Jan. 13, 2013. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are expected to take part in the large religious congregation of a period of over a month on the banks of Sangam during the Maha Kumbh Mela in January 2013, which falls every 12th year. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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    Indian Hindu pilgrims bathe at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, ahead of the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, India, Sunday Jan. 13, 2013. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are expected to take part in the large religious congregation of a period of over a month on the banks of Sangam during the Maha Kumbh Mela in January 2013, which falls every 12th year. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

  • Indian Hindu holy men, or Sadhus, take part in a procession before taking a bath at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, ahead of the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, India, Sunday Jan. 13, 2013. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are expected to take part in the large religious congregation of a period of over a month on the banks of Sangam during the Maha Kumbh Mela in January 2013, which falls every 12th year. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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    Indian Hindu holy men, or Sadhus, take part in a procession before taking a bath at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, ahead of the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, India, Sunday Jan. 13, 2013. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are expected to take part in the large religious congregation of a period of over a month on the banks of Sangam during the Maha Kumbh Mela in January 2013, which falls every 12th year. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

  • A naked Hindu holy men, or a Naga Sadhu, performs a ritual at Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, ahead of the Maha Kumbh Mela, in Allahabad, India, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are expected to take part in the large religious congregation of a period of over a month on the banks of Sangam during the Maha Kumbh festival in January 2013, which falls every 12th year. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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    A naked Hindu holy men, or a Naga Sadhu, performs a ritual at Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, ahead of the Maha Kumbh Mela, in Allahabad, India, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are expected to take part in the large religious congregation of a period of over a month on the banks of Sangam during the Maha Kumbh festival in January 2013, which falls every 12th year. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

  • A Naga sadhu, or naked Hindu holy man, prays inside his camp at the Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, in Allahabad, india, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are expected to take part in the Maha Kumbh festival, a large religious congregation of a period of over a month, which falls every 12th year. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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    A Naga sadhu, or naked Hindu holy man, prays inside his camp at the Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, in Allahabad, india, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are expected to take part in the Maha Kumbh festival, a large religious congregation of a period of over a month, which falls every 12th year. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

  • A naked Naga Sadhu, or a Hindu holy man, center, prays before taking a dip as a devotee watches amidst morning fog at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, ahead of the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad, India, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are expected to take part in the large religious congregation of a period of over a month on the banks of Sangam during the Maha Kumbh festival in January 2013, which falls every 12th year. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)
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    A naked Naga Sadhu, or a Hindu holy man, center, prays before taking a dip as a devotee watches amidst morning fog at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, ahead of the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad, India, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are expected to take part in the large religious congregation of a period of over a month on the banks of Sangam during the Maha Kumbh festival in January 2013, which falls every 12th year. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)

  • Naked Hindu holy men, or a Naga Sadhus, talk in their camp after arriving at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, ahead of the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad, India, Sunday Jan. 13, 2013. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are expected to take part in the large religious congregation of a period of over a month on the banks of Sangam during the Maha Kumbh festival in January 2013, which falls every 12th year. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)
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    Naked Hindu holy men, or a Naga Sadhus, talk in their camp after arriving at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, ahead of the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad, India, Sunday Jan. 13, 2013. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are expected to take part in the large religious congregation of a period of over a month on the banks of Sangam during the Maha Kumbh festival in January 2013, which falls every 12th year. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)

  • An Indian Hindu holy man, or Sadhu, dries his hair after taking a bath at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, ahead of the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, India, Sunday Jan. 13, 2013. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are expected to take part in the large religious congregation of a period of over a month on the banks of Sangam during the Maha Kumbh Mela in January 2013, which falls every 12th year. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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    An Indian Hindu holy man, or Sadhu, dries his hair after taking a bath at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, ahead of the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, India, Sunday Jan. 13, 2013. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are expected to take part in the large religious congregation of a period of over a month on the banks of Sangam during the Maha Kumbh Mela in January 2013, which falls every 12th year. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

  • Indian Hindu women devotees pray at Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, ahead of the Maha Kumbh Mela, in Allahabad, India, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are expected to take part in the large religious congregation of a period of over a month on the banks of Sangam during the Maha Kumbh festival in January 2013, which falls every 12th year. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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    Indian Hindu women devotees pray at Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, ahead of the Maha Kumbh Mela, in Allahabad, India, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are expected to take part in the large religious congregation of a period of over a month on the banks of Sangam during the Maha Kumbh festival in January 2013, which falls every 12th year. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

  • Hindu devotees walk with a chariot carrying a statue depicting the monkey God Hanuman, during a religious procession towards the Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, as part of the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad, india, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are expected to take part in the large religious congregation of a period of over a month on the banks of Sangam during the Maha Kumbh festival in January 2013, which falls every 12th year. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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    Hindu devotees walk with a chariot carrying a statue depicting the monkey God Hanuman, during a religious procession towards the Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, as part of the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad, india, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are expected to take part in the large religious congregation of a period of over a month on the banks of Sangam during the Maha Kumbh festival in January 2013, which falls every 12th year. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

  • Indian security watch from boats as a woman prays while taking a dip at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, ahead of the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, India, Sunday Jan. 13, 2013. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are expected to take part in the large religious congregation of a period of over a month on the banks of Sangam during the Maha Kumbh Mela in January 2013, which falls every 12th year. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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    Indian security watch from boats as a woman prays while taking a dip at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, ahead of the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, India, Sunday Jan. 13, 2013. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are expected to take part in the large religious congregation of a period of over a month on the banks of Sangam during the Maha Kumbh Mela in January 2013, which falls every 12th year. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

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