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The religious history of Maha Kumbh Yatra(Kumbh Mela) remains associated with numerous legends. There is an interesting legends which relates to the origin of the Maha Kumbh Yatra(Kumbh Mela) in Allahabad. Hindus believe that Lord Brahma gave gods a piece of advise to rid them of their weakness, caused during the creation of the earth. Following Lord Brahma's advise, the gods began to churn the ocean to obtain amrit from its waters. As the task was quite tough, the gods sought the assistance of demons. The gods, in return, made a deal with the demons that the latter could have half of the nectar that was to obtained from the ocean. The demons agreed to it.

However, after the gods became successful in procuring the nectar, they tried to run away without sharing half of it with the demons, as was promised in the deal. The gods feared that if the demons got their share of nectar,