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Millions of Hindus gather ahead of Kumbh Mela seeking salvation

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 14, 2019 12:54

Millions of Hindus gather ahead of Kumbh Mela seeking salvation

pilgrims from across the world have gathered for the Kumbh Mela, a heady mix of spirituality. During the Kumbh Mela, to be held in Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh, millions of pilgrims including naked, ash-smeared ascetics, will bathe at the confluence of the Ganges, the Yamuna, and a mythical third river, the Saraswati. Devout Hindus believe that bathing in the waters of the Ganges absolves people of sins and bathing at the time of the Kumbh brings salvation from the cycle of life and death.The government says about 100 million to 150 million people, including one million foreign tourists, are expected to attend over the eight-week festival period beginning on January 15, and the scale of the efforts to feed and house the pilgrims is immense. Organizers are erecting temporary bridges, 600 mass kitchens, more than 100,000 portable toilets, and vast tents, each sleeping thousands of pilgrims at a time, in a pop-up city on the banks of the two rivers.And yet, based on tradition, there shouldn’t be quite such a giant event next year – which is where politics and tourism promotion comes in.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 14, 2019 12:54

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