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India. Uttar Pradesh state. Allahabad. Maha Kumbh Mela. An hindu man stands close to a large billboard with drawings of religious symbols ( left to right): Mosk in Mecca, a smiling Brahmin man, Guru Nanak, Jesus Christ, Buddha and Jain deity. Guru Nanak (15 April 1469 - 22 September 1539) was the founder of the religion of Sikhism. Jesus, also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth, is the central figure of Christianity, whom the teachings of most Christian denominations hold to be the Son of God. Christians hold Jesus to be the awaited Messiah of the Old Testament and refer to him as Jesus Christ or simply as Christ. In Buddhism, buddhahood is the state of perfect enlightenment attained by a buddha. Jainism, traditionally known as Jaina dharma, is an Indian religion that prescribes a path of non-violence towards all living beings. A water pipe is leaking water on the ground. 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. 17.02.13 © 2013 Didier Ruef