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India. Uttar Pradesh state. Allahabad. Maha Kumbh Mela. A sanyasi is seated at night on a chair close some tents while an Indian Hindu devotee man is looking after the wood fire. 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. 18.02.13 © 2013 Didier Ruef