Gathering at the Sangam

Updated: Jan 12, 2013 20:01 IST

A member of a brass band waits for a religious procession to start towards the Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, ahead of the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are expected to take part in the large religious congregation of a period of over a month on the banks of Sangam during the Maha Kumbh festival, which falls every 12th year. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)
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A member of a brass band waits for a religious procession to start towards the Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, ahead of the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are expected to take part in the large religious congregation of a period of over a month on the banks of Sangam during the Maha Kumbh festival, which falls every 12th year. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)

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