Devotees mark India's Kumbh Mela Hindu festival

Bathing at India's Kumbh Mela will see 20 million pilgrims taking a dip at the meeting of the Ganges and Yamuna.

Described as the one of the word's biggest human gatherings, 30 million bathers are expected before the end of Sunday, and 100 million over the 55-day Hindu festival.

A Sadhu or a Hindu holy man gestures before taking a dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath), during the Kumbh Mela. Credit: REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash
Devotees cross the river Ganges after bathing in the waters at Sangam - confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati rivers. Credit: REUTERS/Jitendra
A Hindu devotee takes a dip. Credit: REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
Sadhus or Hindu holy men wearing marigold garlands line up as they prepare to take a dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath). Credit: REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
A Sadhu or a Hindu holy man rides a horse. Credit: REUTERS/Adnan Abidi