Initiation Rites of Passage - Thomas L. Kelly
No one knows when the first Kumbha Mela took place. Distinguished as the largest religious festival on earth, it occurs in only four places. At the Ujjain Kumbha Mela-2004, 30 million devotees gathered on the shores of the Sipara river in Ujjain to be blessed and purified.
Seen here are the sadhvis renunciates making holy water offerings from their clay pots as a symbol that they have been purified.
Ujjain, India.

No one knows when the first Kumbha Mela took place. Distinguished as the largest religious festival on earth, it occurs in only four places. At the Ujjain Kumbha Mela-2004, 30 million devotees gathered on the shores of the Sipara river in Ujjain to be blessed and purified.
Seen here are the sadhvis renunciates making holy water offerings from their clay pots as a symbol that they have been purified.
Ujjain, India.

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