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Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Hindu Man Giving his Son his First Holy Dip in the Ganges Prayagraj  India

Hindu Man Giving his Son his First Holy Dip in the Ganges

Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to be able to travel to Allahabad to the Maha Kumbh Mela, the largest gathering of humanity on the planet. Over the 5 week duration of the festival, it is estimated that between 60 and 80 million people passed through Allahabad.

The holy site or Sangam is the place where three rivers meet, the Ganges, the Yamuna, and the Mythical Saraswati.

This touching moment shows a father bathing his son in the Ganges. The child, who had evidently never been in this situation before, reaches for his father, not wanting to be dunked into the river.