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.
Saris. Prayag. Uttar Pradesh
Pilgrims drying up saris afgter their Holy bath while other pilgrims are still sleeping in the cold night of Prayag