The Triveni Sangam is the confluence of three rivers sacred to the Hindu religion, the Ganges, the Yamuna and the mythical Sarasvati river. Each of the three rivers is mentioned in the holy Rigveda hymns at the heart of the Hindu religion.
The site where the three rivers are believed to meet is the host of the Kumbha Mela, or Hindu Pilgrimage, every twelve years. Hindus come from across the country to bathe in the Ganges for the remission of sins and for liberation from the cycle of life and death.
The Ganges is the largest of the three, flowing 2,510 km (1,560 miles) east through the Gangetic Plain of northern India into Bangladesh.