For the first time, Kinnar Akhada became the first transgender group to bathe at the confluence of the holy Ganges and the Yamuna rivers on the first day of Ardh Kumbh Mela. The Ardh Kumbh Mela started in Prayagraj from January 14 and continue till March 3 at the Triveni Sangam - the holy confluence of river Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati. It is held after every six years at Haridwar and Prayagraj where millions of people take a holy dip in the Ganga river. The Mela draws lakhs of pilgrims over the course of approximately 55 auspicious days to bathe at the Triveni Sangam. The geographical location of Kumbh Mela covers four locations in India with the mela site rotating from Haridwar (Uttarakhand) on the Ganga, Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh) on Shipra river, Nashik (Maharashtra) on Godavari river to Prayagraj at the Triveni Sangam.