The Maha Kumbh Mela ("great festival of the pot of nectar of immortality") is held every three years in each of four different locations, returning to each of four places every twelve years. An Ardh (half) Mela (festival) takes place six years after the Maha Kumbh in each location.
Bawwa Guru. Prayag
Bawa Guru, the third sadhu sharing his tent with me. He is applying his tika after his bath.