Chitrakoot Amavasya Mela: Lakhs travel on roofs of trains
Lakhs of pilgrims travel on the roofs of trains, to witness the Chitrakoot Amavasya Mela, in Uttar Pradesh. Chitrakoot Dham is a sacred Hindu pilgrim centre, visited by lakhs of pilgrims almost every month. Yesterday being the Amavasya before Navarathris, the pilgrim rush was at its peak. They were seen hanging on to roofs and windows of trains, risking their lives.