Hindu Devotees Gather For The Maha Kumbh

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Ash smeared Naga Sadhus smoking through chillums before taking Shahi... News PhotoAllahabad,Annual Event,Connection,Event,Fantasy,Ganges River,Horizontal,India,Indian Subcontinent,Makar Sankranti,Naga Sadhu,Religion,River,Saraswati Puja,Smudged,Uttar PradeshPhotographer Collection: Hindustan Times 2013 Hindustan TimesALLAHABAD, INDIA -JANUARY 14: Ash smeared Naga Sadhus smoking through chillums before taking Shahi Snan (royal bath) at the bank of Sangam confluence of river Ganga, Yamnuna and mythical Saraswati on the occasion of Makar Sankranti on January 14, 2013 in Allahabad, India. Kumbh is World’s biggest religious gathering, in which more that 100 million of Hindus and sikh devotees will take part over next 55 days. Apart from being pilgrimage of faith, salvation and hope for millions of devotees, it also serve as meeting ground for the vast spectrum of Indian religious and spiritual views. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)