What Is Kumbh Mela?
Hindus Gather at the River
How to bathe in a polluted river.
Back to Nature: One Western Pilgrim's Experience
Living in tents, bathing from buckets, eating simple food--and loving it.
"An Extraordinary Spectacle of the Human Spirit"
A correspondent in the BBC's Hindi Service describes plunging into a sea of humanity.
Bathers Protest Being Photographed in the Nude
Festival organizers call for photography ban and criticize media coverage of the event.
The Great Tent Flap
Hindu Holy Men Criticize Luxury Tents
So where will the likes of Paul McCartney and Courtney Love sleep?
In an interview, the company responsible for the cottage tents discusses "spiritual tourism."
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