FestivalsThose encountered

This section contains articles related to India's festivals. Inclusion is based on being witnessed firsthand (such as holi), or else connected closely to places I visited (for example the Kumbh Mela at Allahabad). Other important festivals, such as diwali, have therefore been left out, as they did not impinge on my travels in any way.

The following are the articles in this section.

  » The Kumbh Mela at Allahabad

  » Holi, festival of colour

  » Rath Yatra at Puri

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Read the first article in the series, about the Kumbh Mela at Allahabad.

For two weeks every year, during the festival of Magh Mela, the city becomes a centre of great pilgrimage, as thousand upon thousand of the Hindu faithful arrive to bathe in the soul-cleansing waters of its river at this most auspicious of times. Even more impressive is the Kumbh Mela, held here every twelve years, which is by far the world's largest pilgrimage.

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