Over the coming weeks, tens of millions of pilgrims will attend the Kumbh Mela – the largest public gathering and collective act of faith in the world

199,854

Spectators watched the 1950 world cup final in the old Maracanã stadium in Brazil ...

How many 1950 Maracanã

stadium attendances is that?

1.6m

The population of Manhattan – eight stadiums

1.8m

Obama innauguration 2009 – nine stadiums

3.1m

Hajj 2013 – 16 stadiums

6m to 7m

Papal mass celebrated by Pope Francis 2015 – 35

120,000,000

... pilgrims attended the last Prayagraj Kumbh Mela in 2013 – enough to fill 600 Maracanãs – that’s equivalent to the population of Japan

199,854

120,000,000

Spectators watched the 1950 world cup final in the old Maracanã stadium in Brazil ...

... pilgrims attended the last Prayagraj Kumbh Mela in 2013 – enough to fill 600 Maracanãs – that’s equivalent to the population of Japan

How many 1950 Maracanã

stadium attendances is that?

1.6m

The population of Manhattan – eight stadiums

1.8m

Obama innauguration 2009 – nine stadiums

3.1m

Hajj 2013 – 16 stadiums

6m to 7m

Papal mass celebrated by Pope Francis 2015 – 35