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PILGRIM BATHING IN THE GANGE DURING THE KUMBH MELA

Hindu Pilgrim swimming in the holy Ganges during the Kumbh Mela, the largest religious gathering on the planet. The Hindus believe that completely immersing themselves in the waters at that time will cleanse them, as well as their ancestors over 88 generations, of all their sins.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Allahabad, India
Camera: ILCE-7RM3
Copyright: © Nicolas Boyer