Hundreds And Thousands Of Devotees And Hindu Holy Men Are Taking Part In The Lar ...
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Description: Hundreds and thousands of devotees and Hindu holy men are taking part in the largest religious congregation of the world on the banks of Sangam , the confluence of the rivers Ganges , Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati , during the Ardh Kumbh Mela fair which lasts 45 days and commemorates a mythical battle between gods and demons over a pitcher of the nectar of immortality . Kumbh Mela is a mass Hindu pilgrimage . It occurs four times every twelve years and rotates among four locations : Allahabad ( Prayag ) , Haridwar , Ujjain and Nashik . Every twelve year cycle includes one Maha Kumbh Mela ( Great Kumbh Mela ) at Prayag , which is attended around 60 million people , making it the largest gathering anywhere in the world .