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Kumbh to witness a global mela of tribals soon

The leaders would be accompanied by over 300 followers from several countries, including the US, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Guatemala, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Mexico, Norway, Bolivia, Paraguay and Peru.

Saima Siddiqui

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Published on 23 Jan 2019 8:17 AM GMT

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Prayagraj: The prestigious Kumbh mela will witness the arrival of tribal leaders from over 30 nations and 'vanvasis' (tribals) living in different parts of India together during a four-day conclave organised by Parmarth Niketan starting February 14 at Sangam.

Termed 'Kiva Kumbh 2019', the event would see tribals from all around the world holding intellectual talks with Indian ethnic groups suggesting ways for conservation of water bodies and environment.

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The indigenous tribes to visit Kumbh include Cacataibo, Isconahua and Matsigenka from Peru, Aymaras from Bolivia, Marcomannis, Franks, Vandals, Ostrogoths from Germany, Navajos and Cherokees from the US and the Atrebates, Belgaes, Cantiacis from the UK.

"The native American tribes would also perform a ceremony called 'kiva', which literally translates into 'at the heart of Mother Earth'," said Parmarth Niketan's Sadhavi Bhagwati Saraswati.

The leaders would be accompanied by over 300 followers from several countries, including the US, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Guatemala, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Mexico, Norway, Bolivia, Paraguay and Peru.

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Representatives from northeastern tribes like Garo, Khasi, Jaintia, Angami, Bhutia, Bodo and Regi along with those from states like Jharkhand, Odisha and Chhattisgarh would also attend the programme .

Prayagraj has been flooded with devotees from all around the world who are visiting the holy congregation to take a pious dip in the holy waters of Triveni.

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