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A Kumbh Mela is a Hindu pilgrimage to a sacred river. This happens every three years, in one of four places in India - Haridwar, Nashik, Ujjain or Allahabad. In 2013, was the Maha Kumbh Mela which only happens every 144 years in Allahabad for about six weeks. An estimated 200 million people visited during this time, many to bathe in the Sangam - the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati. I visited Allahabad on the 24th of February, after the rains had come and signalled...