Making the Hindu’s holy pilgrimage to celebrate the beginning of the world

Hundreds of thousands of Hindus have been making the pilgrimage to holy waters for Magh Mela.

The Magh Mela, a celebration of the origin on the universe, is one of the year’s most important religious affairs for Hindus. It falls every year during the Hindu month of Magh, which lasts from mid-January to mid-February. It involves bathing at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges and Yamuna, and lasts for 45 days.

The Magh Mela is a smaller version of Kumbh Mela, which occurs once every three years (the last one was in 2013). It is considered the largest peaceful gathering in the world.