Millions of Hindus gather ahead of Kumbh Mela seeking salvation

Reuters Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India Published: Jan 14, 2019, 02:19 PM(IST)

Pilgrims from across the world have gathered for the Kumbh Mela, a heady mix of spirituality, politics and tourism that is set to begin on Tuesday in India. During the Kumbh Mela, to be held in Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh, millions of pilgrims including naked, ash-smeared ascetics, will bathe at the confluence of the Ganges, the Yamuna, and a mythical third river, the Saraswati.

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