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In Pics | As Kumbh Mela concludes on Maha Shivratri, here are glimpses of the mega festival

The Hindu festival of Maha Shivratri is said to heighten one's spiritual experience, and a 'shahi snan' at the Kumbh on the day is said to cleanse one's mind and soul

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A Naga Sadhu waits for devotees inside his camp during Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj. (Image: Reuters)
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A Naga Sadhu waits for devotees inside his camp during Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj. (Image: Reuters)

Devotees offer prayer and take holy dip on the occasion of 'Maha Shivaratri' festival during the ongoing Kumbh Mela, in Prayagraj. (Image: PTI)
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Devotees offer prayer and take a holy dip on 'Maha Shivratri' in Prayagraj. (Image: PTI)

Members of the 'Kinnar Akhara' congregation for transgender people pray inside their camp at Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj. (Image: Reuters)
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Members of the 'Kinnar Akhara' congregation for transgender people pray inside their camp at Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj. (Image: Reuters)

An aerial view of the camps set up for the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj. (Image: Reuters)
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An aerial view of the camps set up for the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj. (Image: Reuters)

A Sadhu takes a holy dip at Sangam during Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj. (Image: Reuters)
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A sadhu takes a holy dip at Sangam during Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj. (Image: Reuters)

A Naga Sadhu stands behind a piece of cloth hung to dry at Sangam, during the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)
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A Naga Sadhu at Sangam during the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)

Sadhus offer prayers while sitting inside circles of burning 'upale' (or dried cow dung cakes) after taking a dip during the 'Shahi Snan' (grand bath) at Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj. (Image: Reuters)
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Sadhus offer prayers while sitting inside circles of burning 'upale' (or dried cow dung cakes) after taking a dip during the 'Shahi Snan' (grand bath) at Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj. (Image: Reuters)

A Naga sadhu stands after taking a dip during the Shahi Snan (grand bath) at Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj. (Image: Reuters)
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A Naga sadhu after taking a dip during the Shahi Snan (grand bath) at Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj. (Image: Reuters)

A devotee prays after taking a holy dip at Sangam in Prayagraj. (Image: Reuters)
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A devotee prays after taking a holy dip at Sangam in Prayagraj. (Image: Reuters)

Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi (C), chief of the _Kinnar Akhada_ congregation for transgender people and other members take a dip during the 'Shahi Snan' (grand bath) at Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj. (Image: Reuters)
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Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi (C), chief of the Kinnar Akhada congregation for transgender people, and other members take a dip during the 'Shahi Snan' (grand bath) at Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj. (Image: Reuters)

First Published on Mar 4, 2019 07:18 pm
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