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This is in continuation of my series from Kumbh Mela. A Sadhu and his disciple walks across a temporary bridge across the Ganga towards the confluence.

Tomorrow (January 14) is Makar Sangkranti, one of the holiest days in the Hindu religious calendar, when an estimated 10 million devotees, saints/sadhus is expected to take the ritual bath in the holy waters of Sangam (Confluence) of the three rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythological Saraswati in Allahabad. According to tradition, these holy rivers offers purity, wealth, fertility and wash away the sins of all those who take bath. Apart from the ritual bath, other activities include religious discussions, devotional singing, mass feeding of holy men/women and the poor, and religious assemblies where doctrines are debated and standardized.

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Additional Photos by Sabyasachi Talukdar (sabyasachi1212) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3140 W: 281 N: 5210] (19779)
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