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World's largest religious event

Posted: Feb. 28th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Religious event
Kevin Frayer

The Houston Chronicle reported that the world’s largest religious event was set to occur on February 9, 2013. The event gathered over 100 million people and last over 55 days. He event took place in Allahabad, India. Unfortunately no one was there to document the amount of people in attendance thus no record can be granted to this event.  

Hindu devotees bathe on the banks of Sangam, the confluence of the holy rivers Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, during the Maha Kumbh Mela on February 9, 2013 in Allahabad, India. The Maha Kumbh Mela, believed to be the largest religious gathering on earth, is held every 12 years on the banks of Sangam, the confluence of the holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati. The Kumbh Mela alternates between the cities of Nasik, Allahabad, Ujjain and Haridwar every three years. The Maha Kumbh Mela celebrated at the holy site of Sangam in Allahabad, is the largest and holiest, celebrated over 55 days, and is expected to attract over 100 million people.

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