Every twelve years, tens of millions of men, women and children gather on the flood plain of the Ganges and Yamuna Rivers in Allahabad, India, for the Kumbh Mela, the largest gathering of humanity for religious purposes on the planet. Pilgrims come from across India and around the world to bathe in the water where the two sacred rivers meet.
Notes from the Field: Mother Ganga (Kumbh Mela)
Celebrate the Hindu ritual of aarti.
Notes from the Field: Bathing in the Ganges Riv (Kumbh Mela)
Bathe in the Ganges River with American pilgrims
Notes from the Field: On the Ganges (Kumbh Mela)
Take a boat ride on the Ganges River.
Notes from the Field: The Dhamek Stupa (Kumbh Mela)
Take a detour on the way to the Kumbh Mela festival to see a holy Buddhist site.
The Core Tenets of Hinduism (Kumbh Mela)
Video resource from PBS LearningMedia.
Notes from the Field: The Naked Holy Men (Kumbh Mela)
Learn more about the naked holy men of the Kumbh Mela festival.
Notes from the Field: Bathing in the Ganges (Kumbh Mela)
Bathe in the Ganges River with American pilgrim Karmen Plasencia.