Gabriel C. Pérez | Kumbh Mela

India’s Kumbh Mela is the largest gathering of human beings on planet Earth. Hindus from around South Asia and the world participate in this festival in order to offer prayers and ritualistically bathe on auspicious dates. The pilgrimage rotates between four holy cities of Hindu India in occurrence with the religion’s astrological calendar. The month-long festival’s attendance can reach the tens of millions.