World’s Biggest Holy Gathering Aims Green

January 17, 2013
By Joanna Sugden
Wall Street Journal

The Kumbh Mela, perhaps the largest religious gathering on Earth, began Monday in Allahabad, a city in northern India’s Uttar Pradesh state.

Between 80 and 100 million Hindus are expected to take part in the 55-day festival, bathing at the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna, sacred rivers believed to cleanse sin and enable devotees to escape the cycle of death and rebirth.