130 Million in Three
This mass pilgrimage of faith, in which Hindus gather to bathe in a sacred river, is the greatest gathering of mankind on earth. Over 130 million attended at this time last year. A literal sea of humanity. They are relentless and unstoppable. Carrying their possessions on their heads, they descend upon Hinduism’s holiest place, the confluence, or Sangam, of India’s two holiest rivers, the Ganges and the Yamuna, and a third mystical underground river, the Saraswaiti.