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An Inside Look at a Popular Hindu Pilgrimage

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An Inside Look at a Popular Hindu Pilgrimage

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Swords and warriors are not what come to mind at a Hindu holy festival, but while visiting India's largest festival, Dominic West witnesses impressive swordsmanship.

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West meets East when acclaimed actor Dominic West joins his childhood friend on a pilgrimage to Northern India and the biggest religious festival in the world, Kumbh Mela. Here, 100 million Hindus have gathered to wash away their sins in the holy rivers near Allahabad, on the banks of Sangam. It is also where Dominic's friend Sir James Mallinson will be initiated into a senior role called a mahant. Follow these friends on this incredible two-week journey, and submerge yourself in the sacred waters and culture of this triennial celebration.

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