Kumbha Mela is the largest gathering anywhere in the world in recorded history.
Kumbha Mela is a sacred Hindu pilgrimage that takes place at the following four locations of India:
Prayag, Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh) at the confluence of three holy Rivers – Ganga, Yamuna & Saraswati
- Haridwar (Uttar Pradesh) where the river Ganga enters the plains from Himalayas.
- Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh), on the banks of shipra river.
- Nasik (Maharashtra) on the banks of Godavari river.
The pilgrimage occurs four times every twelve years, once at each of the four locations. Each twelve-year cycle includes the Maha (great) Kumbha Mela at Prayag, attended by millions of people, making it the largest pilgrimage gathering around the world.