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.
Reading. Nirvani Akhara. Prayag
A pilgrim reading a sacred text in front of his tent in the Nirvani Akhara. You can spot the clay oven on the left.