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Getting lost at the world’s biggest festival

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Indian Hindu holy men, or Naga Sadhus, run naked into the water at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati river, during the royal bath on Makar Sankranti at the start of the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, India, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are expected to take part in the large religious congregation that lasts more than 50 days on the banks of Sangam which falls every 12 years. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

The Maha Kumbh Mela, the world’s biggest religious festival, is meant to be spiritually uplifting. But for the thousands who get lost in the swell of humanity, the experience can be terrifying.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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