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But faith does move millions...
Devotees walk for miles to reach the mela complex from the Allahabad railway station, believing that a dip at the sangam (confluence of holy rivers) would drown a lifetime of sins.
It's easy to spot the naked, intoxicated, ash-smeared sadhus. They are everywhere.
But you cannot miss the irony. The water in the so-called cleanser of human sins has been deemed unfit for bathing.