There are several holy rivers in India, like, Ganga, Yamuna, Narmada, Mahanadi, Kshipra and Brahmaputra etc. Most of the holy places in India like, Varanasi, Haridwar, Talakaveri, Nasik, Ujjain and Patna are situated along with the bank of holy rivers. Major events occur on these rivers are like Kumbh-Mela, Ganga SagarMela, etc. People worship these rivers and take bath during the whole year. Attendances on various Hindu events are considered to be the largest gathering in the world with over 40 to 100 million people. Around 75 million men and 25 million women reach to take baths in Kumbh-melas. There are no pucca constructed structures for changing wet clothes, and people especially women find it very difficult to change their clothes on banks of rivers, surrounded by many people. This temporary structure assembly reliefs people especially women to change their clothes. This apparatus is easy to carry, assemble, operate and dis-assemble. It can be standable on various kind of floors like pucca (constructed), kuchha floors, sand (on beaches) etc. People have tendency to keep 1 umbrella at home for rainy seasons, in similar way people will have this apparatus in their homes atleast one in number, as majority of the families have tendency to take bath in holy rivers atleast once in a year. This assembly will be affordable in many terms, like, cost wise, weight wise, operation wise and requires less storage volume.
Kumbh Mela, Temporary Structure.
Nitika Gupta, Design of a Temporary Changing Room for Women, HCTL Open International Journal of Technology Innovations and Research (IJTIR), Volume 14, April 2015, eISSN: 2321-1814, ISBN (Print): 978-1-62951-946-3.