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A decorated tractor pushes a carriage carrying Hindu religious men during a procession during Kumbh Mela, or Pitcher Festival, at Trimbakeshwar, India, on Aug. 27, 2015.Bernat Armangue—AP
India Kumbh Mela
India Kumbh Mela
India Kumbh Mela
TRIMBAK, NASIK, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA - 2015/08/27: Naga sadhu from Atal Akhada join the Royal Procession in Trimbak.  The Peshwai marks the arrival of the members of an Akhara or sect of sadhus, at the Maha Kumbh Mela venue. Thousands of members of Akhara, including ash-smeared Naga sadhus who are bare-bodied and others who are clad in saffron robes, led the procession. The procession,  includes dozens of beautifully decorated horses, elephants and musical bands playing devotional tunes, as it commenced in Trimbak City . (Photo by Akshay Gupta/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Naga Sadhus, or Hindu holy men, wait during a procession before taking a dip in a holy pond during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela", or Pitcher Festival, in Trimbakeshwar
Kumbh Mela Hindhu Festival in Nasik
India Kumbh Mela
India Kumbh Mela
India Kumbh Mela
Kumbh Mela in Nasik
Nashik Kumbh Mela 2015
Kumbh Mela In Nashik
India Kumbh Mela
India Kumbh Mela
Kumbh Mela In Nashik
Nashik Kumbh Mela 2015
A sadhu or a Hindu holy man comes out of the waters of Godavari river after taking a dip during the Kumbh Mela in Nashik
A Sadhu or a Hindu holy man prepares to take a dip  in the Godavari river during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela", or Pitcher Festival, in Nashik
Kumbh Mela Hindhu Festival in Nasik
India Kumbh Mela
India Kumbh Mela
Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, gives blessings after taking a dip in a holy pond during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela", or Pitcher Festival, in Trimbakeshwar
India Kumbh Mela
Kumbh Mela In Nashik
India Kumbh Mela
Kumbh Mela In Nashik
India Sacred Water Photo Gallery
India Kumbh Mela
Devotees attend the second Shahi Snan on the banks of Godavari river at the ongoing Kumbh Mela in Nashik
India Kumbh Mela
Hindu devotees pray on the banks of Godavari river during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival in Nashik
Policewoman stands guard as Hindu devotees take a dip in the waters of Godavari river during the Kumbh Mela in Nashik
A decorated tractor pushes a carriage carrying Hindu religious men during a procession during Kumbh Mela, or Pitcher Fes
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Bernat Armangue—AP
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