Kumbh Mela

The largest gathering in the history of the world

Allahabad: Kumbh Mela is the Hindu River Pilgrimage. It happens every twelve years, and this year became the largest gathering of human beings in the history of the world. Over 100 million people came down to a sacred spot on the Ganges River to bathe. An entire “pop-up-megacity” was constructed to accomodate them. Kumbh Mela is a surreal barrage of color and sound – and the gathering place of India’s sacred naked fighting monks.