Take Me to the River

Newsweek International - - IN FOCUS - → SAN­JAY KANO­JIA

An In­dian sadhu, or Hindu holy man, rides a horse on Jan­uary 4 as he takes part in a pil­grim­age to the up­com­ing Kumbh Mela fes­ti­val. Con­sid­ered to be the largest re­li­gious gath­er­ing on the planet, the fes­ti­val at­tracts mil­lions of Hindu pil­grims to the sa­cred con­flu­ence of the Ya­muna and Ganges rivers be­tween Jan­uary 15 and March 4. Bathing in the wa­ters is thought to wash away sins.

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