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.
Chattu on the right and next to him Bawa Guru , the sadhus I shared the tent with during my stay at the Nirvani Akhara. Here with other sadhus from the Akhara. Just trying to get warm near a fire inside the camp.