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  • Jan 15, 2019

    Naga Sadhus take a holy dip at Sangam on the auspicious Makar Sankranti day during the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival, in Prayagraj.
    PTI Photo
  • Jan 15, 2019

    Naga Sadhus arrive at Sangam to take a holy bath on the auspicious Makar Sankranti day during the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival, in Prayagraj.
    PTI Photo
  • Jan 15, 2019

    Naga Sadhus take a holy bath at Sangam on the auspicious Makar Sankranti day during the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival, in Prayagraj.
    PTI Photo
  • Jan 15, 2019

    Naga Sadhus take a holy dip at Sangam on the auspicious Makar Sankranti day during the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival, in Prayagraj.
    PTI Photo
  • Jan 15, 2019

    Devotees arrive at Sangam to take a holy bath on the auspicious Makar Sankranti day during the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival, in Prayagraj.
    PTI Photo
  • Jan 15, 2019

    Naga Sadhus arrive at Sangam to take a holy bath on the auspicious Makar Sankranti day during the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival, in Prayagraj.
    PTI Photo
  • Jan 15, 2019

    Naga Sadhus holding tridents take a holy dip at Sangam on the auspicious Makar Sankranti day during the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival, in Prayagraj.
    PTI Photo
  • Jan 15, 2019

    Juna Akhara Sadhus leave after taking a holy bath at Sangam on the auspicious Makar Sankranti day during the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival, in Prayagraj.
    PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary
  • Jan 15, 2019

    Juna Akhara Sadhus arrive to take a holy dip at Sangam on the auspicious Makar Sankranti day during the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh.
    PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary
  • Jan 15, 2019

    Devotees take a holy dip at Sangam during Makar Sankranti, on the first day of the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival in Prayagraj.
    PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan
  • Jan 14, 2019

    An illumined view of campsite established along the banks of River Ganga on the eve of Kumbh Mela, in Allahabad.
    PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan
  • Jan 14, 2019

    Clouds of smoke rise in the sky after a major fire broke out due to a cylinder blast at the Digambar Ani Akhara tent at the Kumbh Mela site, in Allahabad.
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  • Jan 14, 2019

    Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti conferred with the title Mahamandaleshwar of Niranjani Akhara, in Allahabad.
    PTI Photo
  • Jan 15, 2019

    A Sadhu takes a holy dip at Sangam on the auspicious day of Makar Sankranti during Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival, in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh.
    PTI Photo
  • Jan 15, 2019

    Naga Sadhus take holy dip on auspicious Makar Sankranti day during the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival in Prayagraj.
    PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary
  • Jan 15, 2019

    A Sadhu blows a conch shell at Sangam on the auspicious day of Makar Sankranti during Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival, in Prayagraj.
    PTI Photo
  • Jan 15, 2019

    Naga Sadhus take holy dip on auspicious Makar Sankranti day during the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival in Allahabad (Prayagraj), Uttar Pradesh.
    PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary
  • Jan 15, 2019

    Naga Sadhus take holy dip on auspicious Makar Sankranti day during the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.
    PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary
  • Jan 15, 2019

    Naga Sadhus take holy dip on auspicious Makar Sankranti day during the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh.
    PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary
  • Jan 15, 2019

    Naked holy men leave their camp for a ritualistic a dip on auspicious Makar Sankranti day during the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh state.
    AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
  • Jan 15, 2019

    A naked holy man stands holding a trident on auspicious Makar Sankranti day during the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh.
    AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
  • Jan 15, 2019

    People take ritualistic dips on auspicious Makar Sankranti day during the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival in Prayagraj.
    AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
  • Jan 15, 2019

    People take ritualistic dips on auspicious Makar Sankranti day during the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival in Prayagraj.
    AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
  • Jan 15, 2019

    Naked holy men walk through a pontoon bridge as they return after ritualistic dips on auspicious Makar Sankranti day during the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival in Prayagraj.
    AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
  • Jan 15, 2019

    A holy man dances holding a mace as he arrives for a ritualistic a dip on auspicious Makar Sankranti day during the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh.
    AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
  • Jan 15, 2019

    Holy men arrive for a ritualistic a dip on auspicious Makar Sankranti day during the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh.
    AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
  • Jan 15, 2019

    Naked holymen take ritualistic dips on auspicious Makar Sankranti day during the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival in Prayagraj.
    AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
  • Jan 15, 2019

    A naked holy man arrives on a horse back for a ritualistic a dip on auspicious Makar Sankranti day during the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. The Kumbh Mela is a series of ritual baths by holy men, and other pilgrims at the confluence of three sacred rivers — the Yamuna, the Ganges and the mythical Saraswati — that dates back to at least medieval times.
    AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
  • Jan 15, 2019

    Holy men arrive for a ritualistic a dip on auspicious Makar Sankranti day during the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. The Kumbh Mela is a series of ritual baths by holy men, and other pilgrims at the confluence of three sacred rivers — the Yamuna, the Ganges and the mythical Saraswati — that dates back to at least medieval times.
    AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
  • Jan 14, 2019

    Secretary of 'Kinnar Akhara', Pavitra, pose for a photograph with a sadhu at Juna Kumbh Mela venue, in Allahabad.
    PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan
  • Jan 14, 2019

    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti conferred with the title Mahamandaleshwar of Niranjani Akhara, in Allahabad.
    PTI Photo
  • Jan 14, 2019

    Sadhus collect their belongings after their Digambar Ani Akhara tent caught fire that broke out due to a cylinder explosion at the Kumbh Mela site, in Allahabad.
    PTI Photo
  • Jan 14, 2019

    Firefighters douse a fire that broke after a cylinder exploded in a tent at the Digambar Ani Akhara at the Kumbh Mela site, in Allahabad.
    PTI Photo
  • Jan 14, 2019

    An exploded cylinder lies on the ground after a major fire at the Digambar Ani Akhara tent at the Kumbh Mela site, in Allahabad.
    PTI Photo
  • Jan 13, 2019

    A sdhu wears rudraksh garland at the bank of river Ganga on the eve of Makar Sankranti for upcoming Kumbh Mela-2019, in Allahabad.
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  • Jan 13, 2019

    Security personnel take oath to execute their duties honestly after offering prayers at Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges and Yamuna ahead of the Kumbh Festival in Allahabad.
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  • Jan 13, 2019

    Police take oath with Ganga Jal in one hand ahead of their duty in Kumbh Mela 2019, in Allahabad.
    PTI Photo
  • Jan 14, 2019

    Firefighters douse a fire that broke after a cylinder exploded in a tent at the Digambar Ani Akhara at the Kumbh Mela site, in Allahabad.
    PTI Photo
  • Jan 14, 2019

    Thousands of devotees take spiritual-cleansing dips in the Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna, and the mythical Saraswati during the Kumbh Festival, in Allahabad.
    AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
  • Jan 14, 2019

    Policemen inspect unattended packets at the Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna, and the mythical Saraswati rivers during the Kumbh Festival, in Allahabad.
    AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
  • Jan 14, 2019

    Devotees dry their clothes after taking spiritual-cleansing dips in the Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna, and the mythical Saraswati during the Kumbh Festival, in Allahabad.
    AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
  • Jan 14, 2019

    Devotees arrive to take spiritual-cleansing dips in the Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna, and the mythical Saraswati during the Kumbh Festival, in Allahabad.
    AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
  • Jan 14, 2019

    Devotees take selfies against the huge poster of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the spiritual-cleansing Kumbh Festival in Allahabad.
    AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
  • Jan 14, 2019

    An overview of the sprawling tent city set up for Hindu devotees for the spiritual-cleansing Kumbh Festival is seen from a bridge in Allahabad.
    AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
  • Jan 14, 2019

    Sadhus march in a procession to participate in spiritual-cleansing baths in the Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna, and the mythical Saraswati at the Kumbh Festival, in Allahabad.
    AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
  • Jan 14, 2019

    Devotees march in a procession to participate in spiritual-cleansing baths in the Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna, and the mythical Saraswati at the Kumbh Festival, in Allahabad.
    AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
  • Jan 14, 2019

    Devotees take spiritual-cleansing dips in the Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna, and the mythical Saraswati rivers during the Kumbh Festival, in Allahabad.
    AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
  • Jan 14, 2019

    Pilgrims gather at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, during the Kumbh Mela festival in Allahabad.
    AP Photo/Bernat Armangue
  • Jan 14, 2019

    A pilgrim pray at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, during the Kumbh Mela festival in Allahabad.
    AP Photo/Bernat Armangue
  • Jan 14, 2019

    A pilgrim prays at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, during the Kumbh Mela festival in Allahabad.
    AP Photo/Bernat Armangue
  • Jan 14, 2019

    A devotee takes a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, during the Kumbh Mela festival in Allahabad. Millions of pilgrims are expected to take part in the large religious congregation.
    AP Photo/Bernat Armangue
  • Jan 11, 2019

    Sadhus participate in a religious procession towards the Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, as part of the Kumbh Festival, in Allahabad.
    AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
  • Jan 11, 2019

    Sadhus participate in a religious procession towards the Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, as part of the Kumbh Festival, in Allahabad. Millions of pilgrims are expected to take part in the large religious congregation of a period of over a month on the banks of Sangam during the Kumbh festival in January 2019.
    AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
  • Jan 10, 2019

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath with sadhus inaugurates the new shelter building of Nirmal Akhara, in Allahabad.
    PTI Photo
  • Jan 10, 2019

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adiyanath, Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya and Tourism Minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi during the inauguration of Khusro Bagh after its restoration work completed, in Allahabad.
    PTI Photo
  • Jan 09, 2019

    Sadhus pour milk into River Ganga during a ritual for 'Ganga Pujaan' ceremony, in Allahabad.
    PTI Photo
  • Jan 09, 2019

    Sadhus play instruments during a ritual for 'Ganga Pujan' ceremony, in Allahabad.
    PTI Photo
  • Jan 09, 2019

    A view of temporary tents set up for devotees and visitors at the bank of river Ganga ahead of Kumbh Mela 2019, in Allahabad.
    PTI Photo
  • Jan 08, 2019

    An artist paints a boat as part of beautification ahead of Kumbh Mela festival in Allahabad.
    AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
  • Jan 08, 2019

    An artist mixes colors as he paints boats as part of beautification ahead of Kumbh Mela festival in Allahabad. Millions of pilgrims are expected to take part in the large religious congregation that begins this month on the banks of the rivers Ganges and the Yamuna.
    AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
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