India’s transgenders take first Kumbh Mela splash

Dozens of transgenders in India splash in the sacred waters of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers alongside top Hindu ascetics at the world’s biggest religious gathering, the Kumbh Mela. It was the first time that members of India’s estimated two-million-strong transgender community have been allowed to do so at the festival.

Millions to attend world’s largest religious gathering in India

Millions of Hindu pilgrims begin streaming into the north Indian city of Allahabad to bathe at the confluence of the Ganges, the Yamuna, and a mythical third river, the Saraswati, for the Kumbh Mela, the world’s largest religious gatherings, which kicks off Tuesday.