girls filling-up plastic jerrycan at water hose


This water hose is the only source of clean water in the area, and it is used by all the people living in shanty houses around the Daraganj road bridge.­

The big concrete yellow thing is a pillar of the road bridge.­

Photo taken in Daraganj during the Kumbh Mela 2013 festival near Allahabad (India)

Kumbh Mela is the largest festival on Earth, taking place once every 12 years, with more than 50 million Hindu pilgrims gathering to pray and bathe in the holy Ganges river.­

bridge pillar bucket children daraganj jerrycan kids kumbha mela little girl maha kumbh mela plastic pipe plastic piping water hose water pipe

Photos taken in India in 2013

The highlight if this trip was the Maha Kumba Mela Hindu Festival, the largest human gathering on earth, which happens once every 12 years.­

Other regions visited include the springs of the Ganges river, Varanasi, the Konark sun temple.­

See also my photos of Nepal that I took the same year.­