KUMBHMELA
Kumbh Mela or Kumbha Mela is a major pilgrimage and festival in Hinduism.It is celebrated in a cycle of approximately 12 years, to celebrate every revolution Brihaspati (Jupiter) completes, at four river-bank pilgrimage sites: the AllahabadHaridwar (Ganges),Nashik (Godavari), and Ujjain (Shipra).The festival is marked by a ritual dip in the waters, but it is also a celebration of community commerce with numerous fairs, education, religious discourses by saints, mass feedings of monks or the poor, and entertainment spectacle.The seekers believe that bathing in these rivers is a means to prāyaścitta (atonement, penance) for past mistakes, and that it cleanses them of their sins.