crowd of hindu pilgrims sitting - kumbh mela 2013 (india)

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Hindu devotees sitting in rows, waiting for Holy Prasad at sunset, on the bank of the Ganges river.­ For Holy Prasad, Hindu men and women don't mix, You can see two rows of women in the front, and only men behind.­

Ashrams offer free Prasad food to all pilgrims.­

For more info about Prasad (blessed Hindu food), read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Prasad.

Photo taken at the Kumbh Mela 2013 festival near Allahabad (India)

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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Maha Kumbh Mela 2013 India 2013
Triveni Marg, Kumbh Mela Area I, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 211005, India