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Thousands of pilgrims have gathered at the River Ganges to mark India's Kumbh Mela festival, undeterred by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

ICYMI: Hindu devotees in India took a holy dip in River Ganges on 'Basant Panchami' or the spring festival

WATCH: Hindu devotees in India took a holy dip in River Ganges on 'Basant Panchami' or the spring festival

Hindu devotees in India took a holy dip in River Ganges on 'Basant Panchami' or the spring festival

How scientists, engineers, communities in India and Bangladesh, and one mobile app for citizen science data collection are helping mitigate plastic waste in and along the Ganges River.

Thousands of pilgrims have gathered at the River Ganges to mark Kumbh Mela, India's biggest Hindu festival, undeterred by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Thousands of pilgrims have gathered at the River Ganges to mark Kumbh Mela, India's biggest Hindu festival, undeterred by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

First aerial footage of Ganges river after #Uttarakhand  glacier smash emerges online

First aerial footage of Ganges river after Uttarakhand glacier smash emerges online

Every year, tens of millions of Hindu pilgrims wade into the Ganges River, seeking salvation from the eternal cycle of life and death. But this year, the largest pilgrimage on Earth has some authorities warning of a potential mass Covid-19 outbreak.

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Three arrested after endangered Ganges river dolphin beaten to death in India, according to local police

Life under lockdown kinda feels like detention; now Indian police are making rule-breakers write lines! 10 tourists who'd ventured out across the banks of the River Ganges in #Rishikesh , were ordered to write ‘I didn't follow lockdown, I'm sorry’ 500 times on paper as punishment

India's Prime Minister Modi promised to clean up the Ganges river in his 2014 election run. Now, 4,400 Olympic-sized swimming pools worth of waste are released into the river daily

India's Prime Minister Modi promised to clean up the Ganges river in his 2014 election run. Now, 4,400 Olympic-sized swimming pools worth of waste are released into the river daily

The fates of two mammal species, dolphins and humans, intermingle in the dying Ganges River writes journalist @PaulSalopek 

Stuntman ‘Wizard Mandrake’ missing after being lowered into River Ganges tied up with steel chains

India's Prime Minister Modi promised to clean up the Ganges river in his 2014 election run. Today, 4,400 Olympic-sized swimming pools worth of waste are released into the river daily. Find out more on :

"Mother Ganges has called me." Narendra Modi said in Varanasi four years ago - our award-winning columnist . writes an exclusive investigative piece on how Modi failed to keep his pledge to save the sacred river

Worshipped by a billion Hindus and a water source for 400 million, India's holy Ganges River is dying:

Dying 'Mother Ganges': A holy river succumbs to pollution. via @ReutersPictures 

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