Fun Facts of the Maha Kumbh Mela

Updated November 12, 2013Posted by Jaganatha Das


∆ The mela is held in the almost dry riverbed of the Ganges River and in the surrounding area.

∆ The festival has been getting larger each time it happens. In 1989 the were 16 million people on the main day to watch the procession of monks and in 2001 there were 24 million people on the main day.

∆ The mela has it's own police station, fire station, post office and they rebuild them every 12 years.

∆ There were 10.000 security staff at the 2001 mela.