Your Imagery Work Break – 2019 Kumbh Mela - Apollo Mapping
Posted on March 3rd, 2020

Your Imagery Work Break – 2019 Kumbh Mela

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March has arrived finally and hopefully Spring is right around the corner in your neck of the woods (or if you live in the Southern Hemisphere, you should be enjoying wonderful Fall days)! There is nothing better than a Spring break outside – but before you head out, take a few moments to gander this 30-centimeter WorldView-3 image collected over Kumbh Mela on February 28, 2019. The approximately 48-day festival is held once a year at four different locations in India, rotating each year according to astrological traditions. The festival draws tens of millions of faithful Hindus, making it the largest collective act of faith in the world. Kumbh Mela is always held on the shores of a sacred river as the pilgrimage concludes with a ceremonial bath – in 2019, the festival was held in Prayagraj at the triple confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Sarasvati. An estimated 150 million plus Hindu pilgrims descended on Prayagraj in 2019 – a town of just 1.6 million during non-festival months; that’s simply incredible to ponder!

Have a great rest of your workday!

(Images Courtesy: DigitalGlobe. Processed by Apollo Mapping for improved color accuracy and clarity.)

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