Sacred Journeys

Kumbh Mela

Episode 5 | 54m 51s

Every twelve years, tens of millions of men, women and children gather on the flood plain of the Ganges and Yamuna Rivers in Allahabad, India, for the Kumbh Mela, the largest gathering of humanity for religious purposes on the planet. Pilgrims come from across India and around the world to bathe in the water where the two sacred rivers meet.

Aired: 12/30/14

Expired: 12/31/69

Rating: NR

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