Saturday, 10th June 2023

Jubilant Hindu pilgrims take holy dip in India’s Ganges river

Naked, ash-smeared holy men are among hundreds of thousands of Hindu pilgrims taking a plunge in the Ganges river on one of the most auspicious days of the months-long Kumbh Mela festival.


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