India 2013 Allahabad. Maha Kumbh Mela

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India. Uttar Pradesh state. Allahabad. Maha Kumbh Mela. A couple sits and flirts on a bicycle rickshaw at night in Sangam. The woman is wearing a saree. Cycle rickshaws are human-powered, a type of tricycle designed to carry passengers in addition to the driver. The Kumbh Mela, believed to be the largest religious gathering is held every 12 years on the banks of the 'Sangam'- the confluence of the holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati. The Maha (great) Kumbh Mela, which comes after 12 Purna Kumbh Mela, or 144 years, is always held at Allahabad. Uttar Pradesh (abbreviated U.P.) is a state located in northern India. 13.02.13 © 2013 Didier Ruef