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Short Essay on a Visit to a Fair – the Mahakumbh Mela

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The vivid colours of this fiesta can be seen from the ‘Triveni’ itself. The Ganga, which is transparent, the Yamuna is sort of purple and the saraswati which is supposed to be dusky yellow, converge at this point to assume a colour which is a strange sort of violet. Even though the kumbh is always in the danger of militant attacks and mishaps such as drowning, stampeds etc. the local authorities are tested on this occasion and have to be constantly on the alert.

Despite the chances of catastrophe many people brave these dangers; because the dip in the holy waters is not just a bath, it is something more. The dip in the Triveni is oddly satisfying and comforting, even though the water is freezing cold. It makes one feel strangely free from earthly possessions, after the dip.

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The Mahakumbh is really a festival connected to the Hindu religions. But this does not stop followers of other religions from taking pleasure of this great holy festivity. Even though several religious parties do not recommend it; several Muslims, Sikhs and Christians break this religious barrier and take a dip in the holy water. Hence, Mahakumbh is also a symbol social equality and benefits the unity and integrity of the nation, because no religion teaches animosity among Followers of Religions—we are all Indians and India is our country.

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