hindu boy with ceremonial hat - kumbh mela (india)

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Hindu boy with ceremonial hat and bindis at the Kumbh Mela 2013 festival near Allahabad (India).

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This was Kumbh Maha Snan or main bathing day, also called Mauni Amavasya, which is the the most auspicious day 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.