clay shiva lingams ceremony at kumbh mela

Photos of a Hindu ceremony performed by members of a large Ashram at the Kumbh Mela festival.­

Thousands of Hindu devotees each made hundreds of small lingams with soft clay, each lingam having three small white eyes.­

Then they all walked in a procession from the Ashram toward the nearby Ganges river, carrying trays on their heads, with all the small clay lingams on the trays.­

All the lingams were then thrown in the Ganges river, as an offering to God Shiva.­

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