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Haridwar hosted the Purna Kumbha mela from Makar Sankranti (14 January 2010) to Shakh Purnima Snan (28 April 2010). Millions of Hindu pilgrims attended the mela. On April 14, 2010, alone approximately 10 million people bathed in the Ganges river. According to officials by mid April about 40 million people had bathed since January 14, 2010. Hundreds of foreigners joined Indian pilgrims in the festival which is thought to be the largest religious gathering in the world.Haridwar came beneath the ruling of the Maurya kingdom (322–185 BCE), taxi in haridwar and later under the Kushan kingdom (c. 1st–3rd centuries). The town also fell under the rule of Timur Lang (1336–1405).First Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak (1469–1539) bathed at 'Kushwan Ghat', his visit took place on the Baisakhi day in 1504 AD. Pundits of the Haridwar have been famous for keeping family tree records of the Hindu people. Famous as vahis, these records are updated on their visit to the city.

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