Saying the world’s largest religious gathering doesn’t begin to cover the scope of this event. Over 100 million Hindus gather in Allahbad for the festival, with approximately half a million pilgrims camping on the festival grounds for the entire event. It is the largest migration of humanity on the earth.
MahaKumbh Mela is the world’s largest religious gathering and is held at Prayag every 12 years. The Kumbh Mela is considered to be an especially auspicious time to bathe in the holy waters of Sangam (confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati) in Allahabad (Prayag) for purification from sin.