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Predawn Offering

January 25

Before dawn during India’s Maha Kumbh Mela—the largest religious festival in the world—an old woman performs puja, a ritual offering to the gods. Kumbh Mela’s most devout pilgrims are often elderly. They come for the entire festival and renounce all comfort while there.

See more pictures from the February 2014 feature story “The Karma of the Crowd.”

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Posted by on January 25, 2014 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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