What is the Kumbh Mela?
According to Hindu mythology, to attain immortality, the demi gods and the demons churned ocean to obtain Amrita (nectar of immortality). When the Kumbha (pot) of Amrit appeared, gods and demons battled for it. During this, Lord Vishnu escaped with the pot in one of his incarnations. Four drops of it fell at four locations of the Mela: Allahabad, Ujjain, Nashik and Haridwar.
The approximate number of policemen deployed at the Mela to man the crowds this year.
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