The Magh Mela, the prototype of the grand Kumbh Mela, the largest religious exhibition in the world, held once every 12 years in the city of Allahabad, has great religious and spiritual significance. The holy bath in the auspicious waters of the Ganges and the Yamuna, emancipates one from all of his sins. This religious incentive and a pathway for salvation, drives the entirety of Hindu population from different parts of the country and of the world, take this holy dip and have their soul purified. But to get the real fruit, one must had already begun to make efforts to make his self pure and chaste.
This also brings about a great opportunity for the indigenous boatmen to earn and also do the pilgrimage.