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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Culture and the Arts
Maha Kumbh Festival 2013

Hindu devotees walk across pontoon bridges to take a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati River, during the Maha Kumbh festival, in Allahabad, India. Millions of devout Hindus and thousands of Hindu holy men take a dip at Sangam, the most auspicious day according to the alignment of stars, for the entire duration of Maha Kumbh festival, which lasts for 55 days.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2013
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Allahabad, India
Camera: Canon EOS 500D
Copyright: © Rajat Gupta