Sunbeam56 wrote:Why would 100,000 people travel through adversity to take a bath in a dirty river?
100 million, not 100 thousand.
We all understand traveling to an inhospitable location because it has meaning - we all do it as well. Something you seem to forget.
Also, from that article, a quote from one of the people in the middle of that madness for actual spiritual reasons:
"It's all a bit crazy," said Baba Nirbhaya Puri, looking on from his (understated) ashram. "We're here for inner peace, not this stuff."
Probably just a naysayer.