The Maha Kumbhmela in Allahabad, India occurs every 144 years and is one of the most important Hindu festivals. Over 60 million people from all over India traveled to bathe and drink in the sacred Ganges River water. 2001
 

The Maha Kumbhmela is held once every 144 years in Allahabad, a sacred spot at the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers. Millions of people attend to take their ritual dip, a sacred bath at the banks of the river. 60 million people attended the multi-day event and took part in religious discussions and assemblies, devotional singing, and mass feeding of holy men and the poor.

 
Boats float around the place they believe the Ganges, the Yamuna and the Saraswati rivers converge during the Maha Kumbhmela in Allahabad, India. This Mela occurs every 144 years and is one of the most important Hindu festivals. Over 60 million people from all over India traveled to bathe and drink in the sacred Ganges River water. 2001
 

The Maha Kumbhmela is held once every 144 years in Allahabad, a sacred spot at the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers. Millions of people attend to take their ritual dip, a sacred bath at the banks of the river. 60 million people attended the multi-day event and took part in religious discussions and assemblies, devotional singing, and mass feeding of holy men and the poor.

 
The Maha Kumbhmela in Allahabad, India occurs every 144 years and is one of the most important Hindu festivals. Over 60 million people from all over India traveled to bathe and drink in the sacred Ganges River water. 2001
 

The Maha Kumbhmela is held once every 144 years in Allahabad, a sacred spot at the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers. Millions of people attend to take their ritual dip, a sacred bath at the banks of the river. 60 million people attended the multi-day event and took part in religious discussions and assemblies, devotional singing, and mass feeding of holy men and the poor.

 
Women pray and send oil lamps into the Ganges River during the Maha Kumbhmela in Allahabad, India. This Mela occurs every 144 years and is an important Hindu festival. Over 60 million people from all over India traveled to bathe and drink in the sacred Ganges River water. 2001
 

The Maha Kumbhmela is held once every 144 years in Allahabad, a sacred spot at the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers. Millions of people attend to take their ritual dip, a sacred bath at the banks of the river. 60 million people attended the multi-day event and took part in religious discussions and assemblies, devotional singing, and mass feeding of holy men and the poor.

 
The Maha Kumbhmela in Allahabad, India occurs every 144 years and is one of the most important Hindu festivals. Over 60 million people from all over India traveled to bathe and drink in the sacred Ganges River water. 2001
 

The Maha Kumbhmela is held once every 144 years in Allahabad, a sacred spot at the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers. Millions of people attend to take their ritual dip, a sacred bath at the banks of the river. 60 million people attended the multi-day event and took part in religious discussions and assemblies, devotional singing, and mass feeding of holy men and the poor.