hindu guru in night procession - kumbh mela (india)

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hindu guru in night procession - kumbh mela (india)

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Hindu Guru in night procession with members of his Ashram, at the Kumbh Mela 2013 festival near Allahabad (India).

This was the evening of 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.

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Photo taken on February 10, 2013
133E/5C/5, Bhrigu Marg, New Rest House Railway Colony, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 211002, India