Kumbh Mela is a mass Hindu pilgrimage of faith in which Hindus gather to bathe in the Ganges a sacred river.

It is considered to be the largest peaceful gathering in the world with over 100 million people visiting during the Maha Kumbh Mela in 2013 held in Allahabad India.  The Kumbh Mela is held every twelfth year.

The name Kumbh Mela comes from Hindi and in the original Sanskrit and other Indian languages it is more often known as Kumbha Mela.  Kumbha means a pitcher and Mela means fair in Sanskrit.  The pilgrimage is held for about 50 days.  It is believed in Hinduism that drops of nectar fell from the kumbha carried by gods after the sea was churned.