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Kumbh Mela /ˌkʊm ˈmeɪlə; ˌkʊm məˈlɑː/ n
  1. a Hindu festival held once every twelve years in one of four sacred sites, where bathing for purification from sin is considered especially efficacious
Etymology: from Hindi, literally: pitcher festival or Aquarius festival, from Sanskrit kumbha pot, Aquarius + melā assembly



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