Fernando Moleres/Panos Pictures

Allahabad (Prayagraj), Uttar Pradesh, India

The procession of Nagas on the night of Mauni Amavasya (New Moon of the Saints) during the Ardh (Half) Kumbh Mela. Nagas, who reject all forms of materialism, are the strictest sect of sadhu (Hindu ascetics). The Ardh (Half) pilgrimage, one of the world's largest gatherings of people, occurs every six years in Allahabad (Prayag) at the confluence of two holy rivers, the Ganges and the Yamuna (Jamuna). It is believed that the two rivers are also joined by a third, mystical river, the Saraswati, which has no physical form.

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Fernando Moleres/Panos Pictures
Allahabad (Prayagraj), Uttar Pradesh
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