floating bridge over ganges river - kumbh mela (india)

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Hindu devotees on Pontoon floating bridge, at the Kumbh Mela 2013 festival near Allahabad (India).­

This was the morning of Kumbh Maha Snan or main bathing day, also called Mauni Amavasya, which is the the most auspicious morning for taking the holy bath in the Ganges river.­

Kumbh Mela is the largest festival on Earth, taking place once every 12 years, with more than 50 million Hindu pilgrims gathering to pray and bathe in the holy Ganges river.­

For more photos and info about the Kumbh Mela festival, read the album description.

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Shastri Bridge, Kumbh Mela Area I, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 211019, India