crowd of hindu devotees taking the holy dip in the ganges river at kumbh mela (india)


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Crowd of Hindu devotees taking the Holy dip in the Ganges river, at the Kumbh Mela 2013 festival near Allahabad (India).­

During the Kumbh Mela festival, millions of Hindu pilgrims gather to take the Holy bath at the Sangam.­ The Triveni Sangam is the confluence of the Yamuna and the Ganga (Ganges) rivers, and this is the holiest place to take the ritual baths.­

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.­

For more photos and info about the Kumbh Mela festival, read the album description.

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Kumbh Mela 2013 (selection) India 2013 Maha Kumbh Mela 2013
Triveni Marg, Kumbh Mela Area I, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 211005, India