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Magh Mela Attracts 3.5 Million Devotees


ALLAHABAD, INDIA, February 2, 2011: More than 3.5 Million pilgrims and devotees from different walks of life took a holy dip at Sangam on the occasion of the Magh Mela here on Tuesday. Devotees mainly from Maharashtra and Gujarat took the holy dip in wee hours of Tuesday.

Ratna, a student from Satara (Maharashtra) says that along with her, parents and neighbors had arrived here to take bath at the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati.

The Magh Mela is also known as mini Kumbh Mela and is held in Magh month, following the traditional Hindu calendar of North India.

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