Kumbh Mela

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Kumbh Mela

(ˌkʊm ˈmeɪlə; ˌkʊm məˈlɑː)
n
(Hinduism) a Hindu festival held once every twelve years in one of four sacred sites, where bathing for purification from sin is considered especially efficacious
[from Hindi, literally: pitcher festival or Aquarius festival, from Sanskrit kumbha pot, Aquarius + melā assembly]
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Every twelfth year, the Maha Kumb Mela, the largest and by some accounts holiest of the Melas, is held in Allahabad, a city of 1.