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The procession of Nagas after their holy bath on the night of Mauni Amavasya (New Moon of the Saints) during the Ardh (Half) Kumbh Mela. Considered as saints and removed from the Hindu caste system, Nagas, who reject all forms of materialism, are the strictest sect of Sadhu (Hindu ascetics). The Ardh (Half) pilgrimage, one of the world's largest gatherings of people, occurs every six years in Allahabad (Prayag) at the confluence of two holy rivers, the Ganges and the Yamuna (Jamuna). It is believed that the two rivers are also joined by a third, mystical river, the Saraswati, which has no physical form..