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Kumbh Mela 2019: Top 5 facts about one of the world’s biggest religious festivals

Naga Sadhus, naked Hindu holy men, walk in procession after having bathed on the banks of Sangam, the confluence of the holy rivers Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

By: Keerthi Mohan

The city of Prayagraj will host Kumbh Mela, the largest gathering of humanity, in January 2019 and it promises to be a grand spiritual affair. Kumbh Mela 2019 will commence on January 15 and end on March 31. The Uttar Pradesh government expects around 100 million to 150 million people, including one million foreign tourists, to visit the state during this time. Here are five interesting facts about Kumb Mela: The Kumbh Mela is held every three years and switches between four different locations – Haridwar, Prayag, Ujjain and Nasik. Foreigners from various countries take part in an environmental awareness parade…

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