Hundreds of millions of devotees gather periodically at the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj, in the most important Hindu festival in the history of the religion. Their purpose is to take a dip in the ‘Triveni Sangam’, the confluence of the three rivers – Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati.

 

The significance of the Sangam can be understood by the fact that all these three rivers are among the most sacred tangible deities in the Indian culture. The Sangam is the site where divine nectar is believed to have spilled during a celestial tussle between the gods and the demons and therefore, a ritual bath in the Sangam is considered a holy pilgrimage.

 

Scores upon scores of devotees throng to the site to partake in the largest peaceful congregation of humans on the planet, and an artificial city is temporarily erected at the site to house them. Holy men, political leaders, families, tourists, and domestic travellers often make it a point to visit the Sangam once, for the experience of a lifetime.

 

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