Where Nectar Once Spilled

February 1954
Time;2/15/1954, Vol. 63 Issue 7, p33
The article reports on the pilgrimage of Hindu pilgrims to the Ganges and Jumna Rivers in India for the great ceremony in 1954. A procession was led by holy men and the pilgrims rubbed the water into their skin and they eyes and drank it. The pilgrims went into the city of Allahabad, but they were confronted by the Nagas who wielded ancient maces, spears and tridents to ward off the crowd. A stampede ensued which resulted in the deaths of 316 and 200 missing.


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