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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He also announced that before Kumbh Fair in 2019, a river port will be developed on River Ganga so that people can travel through ferryboats between Varanasi and Allahabad.
Kumbh fair has offered them opportunity to earn some money and hence they came here.
The Kumbh fair has started through the medium of 'Shobha Yatra' procession and we just wish that all men and women to come here and pay their obeisance to god, and this procession has been carried out to call God under the leadership of Swami Gopal, who is a head of Sacha baba Ashram," said Raju, a devotee.