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The main ritual performed at that Kumbh Mela is the ritual bath or Shahi Snan on most auspicious days during Kumbh Mela. Hindus believe that submerging themselves in the sacred waters on the most auspicious day of the new moon will absolve them and their ancestors of sin, thus ending the cycle of rebirth. Pilgrims start lining up to bathe from around 3 a.m. on this day. As the sun comes up, the different groups of sadhus move in procession towards the river to bathe. The Nagas usually lead, while each group tries to outdo the others with more grandeur and fanfare. The moment is magical, and everyone is absorbed in it.

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Date Taken: 02.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: India
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Copyright: © RUMELA DE