Hindu Devotees Gather For The Maha Kumbh


An elderly lady is helped along the platform as Hindu devotees board... News PhotoAdult,Allahabad,Hinduism,Horizontal,Human Interest,India,Kumbh Mela,People,Railroad Station,Religion,Senior Adult,Stampeding,Train - Vehicle,Uttar Pradesh,WomenPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesALLAHABAD, INDIA - FEBRUARY 11: An elderly lady is helped along the platform as Hindu devotees board their train at Allahabad train station, the site of last night's stampede, during the Maha Kumbh Mela on February 11, 2013 in Allahabad, India. According to a government sources report, at least 36 people died in a stampede on a stair case as a train was pulling up on the busiest day of the Maha Kumbh Mela. The Maha Kumbh Mela, believed to be the largest religious gathering on earth, is held every 12 years on the banks of Sangam, the confluence of the holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati. The Kumbh Mela alternates between the cities of Nasik, Allahabad, Ujjain and Haridwar every three years. The Maha Kumbh Mela celebrated at the holy site of Sangam in Allahabad, is the largest and holiest, celebrated over 55 days, and is expected to attract over 100 million people. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)