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Kumbha Mela

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Cosmic Alignment and Divine Presence Empower Humanity’s Grandest Religious Observance

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Contested prize: After eons of churning, depicted in this painting by Harish Johari, the Ocean of Milk yielded the Amrita Kumbha, pot of the nectar of immortality. As angelic beings flew off with the pot, drops fell at four places—Haridwar, Prayag, Ujjain and Nasik—forever empowering them as sites of the Kumbha Mela.
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