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A Hindu pilgrim bathes near a flock of feeding seagulls at Sangam, a Hindu pilgrimage destination in Uttar Pradesh. Sangam is the name given to the confluence of the three holy rivers at Allahabad  ? the Ganga, Yamuna and the mythological Saraswati. To bathe at Sangam during the Kumbh Mela festival (January to February) is so auspicious that it is equivalent to ten million sacred baths..