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Magh Mela: Pilgrims throng Sangam in Allahabad to take a holy dip

Millions of devout Hindus visit the confluence in Allahabad during the annual 45-days Magh Mela to to rid themselves of their sins and attain prosperity.

Hindu devotees prepare to take a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges and Yamuna, during the annual month-long Hindu religious fair “Magh Mela” in Allahabad on Monday. (Source: PTI Photo)

Hindu women devotees dry their cloths after taking a holy dip at Sangam. The smaller version of Kumbh mela, Magh mela is held every year in Allahabad. (Source: PTI Photo)

A sadhu returns after taking a holy dip at Sangam. An important religious occasion, Magh mela begins from the date of Makar sankranti. (Source: PTI Photo)

Hindu devotees take a holy dip at Sangam. The Magh mela is an annual affair that spreads over 45 days, this year beginning on January 5. (Source: PTI Photo)

A Hindu woman devotee prays at Sangam. Large number of people from around the country come to Allahabad during this period and spend their days in prayers and holy bathing. (Source: PTI Photo)

A sadhu smokes a 'chillum' at Sangam ahead of 'Magh Mela' festival in Allahabad on . (Source: PTI Photo)

Rows of tents set up by devotees on the eve of Paush Purnima ritual bath festival during Magh Mela festival in Allahabad on Sunday. (Source: PTI Photo)