Sadhus arrive for “Bhumi Pujan” on the banks of Yamuna river ahead of the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad on Wednesday

Sadhus arrive for “Bhumi Pujan” on the banks of Yamuna river ahead of the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad on Wednesday - PTI

Sadhus arrive for “Bhumi Pujan” on the banks of Yamuna river ahead of the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad on Wednesday - PTI

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