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Hindu Devotees Gather For The Maha Kumbh

ALLAHABAD, INDIA - JANUARY 14: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains nudity.) Naga sadhus line up along the banks of Sangam, the confluence of the holy Ganges and Yamuna rivers during the auspicious bathing day of Makar Sankranti , the start of the Maha Kumbh Mela on January 14, 2013 in Allahabad, India. The Maha Kumbh Mela, believed to be the largest religious gathering on earth is held every 12 years on the banks of Sangam, the confluence of the holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati. The Kumbh Mela alternates between the cities of Nasik, Allahabad, Ujjain and Haridwar every three years. The Maha Kumbh Mela celebrated at the holy site of Sangam in Allahabad, is the largest and holiest, celebrated over 55 days, it is expected to attract over 100 million people. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Newly initiated Hindu holy men

Newly initiated Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men of the Juna Akhara attend

the Dikasha ritual on the banks of the river Ganges during the ongoing

"Kumbh Mela", or Pitcher Festival, in the northern Indian city of