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Kumbh Mela: Millions gather in northern India for world's largest religious festival

SBS Monday, 14 January 2019
Devotees are gathering in northern India for the world's largest religious festival, with millions of pilgrims travelling to bathe in holy rivers for the spectacular Kumbh Mela.
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News video: Ash-smeared holy men attend India's Kumbh Mela

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Ash-smeared and Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men, wearing just rosary beads and garlands, smoking wooden chillums (cigars), were a huge draw at this week's Kumbh Mela in India, the world's largest religious festival.

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