kumbh mela 2013 (selection) - 135 photos

Selection of photos taken at the Maha Kumbh Mela 2013 festival near Allahabad (India).­

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Kumbh Mela is the largest human gathering on Earth, taking place during 3 months once every 12 years, with more than 50 million Hindu pilgrims coming to pray and bath in the Ganges river at the Sangam, confluence of the Holy Ganga (Ganges) and the Holy Yamuna rivers.­

Maha Kumbh Mela is a larger Kumbh Mela that happens only once every 144 years.­ 2013 was the year of the Maha Kumbh Mela, a once in a lifetime event.­

Kumbh Mela occupies about 56 Square Kilometers (22 Square Miles) of sandy ground in the Ganges floodplain.­ The "permanent" population is 5 to 10 Million Hindu devotees housed in thousands of temporary Ashrams and tent camps, with an estimated at least 50 Million more pilgrims coming for the ritual baths during the 3 months period of the event.­ By some estimate, more than 100 Million pilgrims attended the 2013 Maha Kumbh Mela.­

The Kumbh Mela infrastructure is provided by the Indian government, and includes taps of drinking water, pit toilets, street lighting, streets paved with metal plates, and very helpful Police and emergency services.­

For more info about Kumbh Mela, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Kumbh_­Mela.

sadhu covered with vibhuti holy ash (india), baba, beads, beard, dreads, hindu holy man, hinduism, holy ash, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, necklaces, pilgrim, sacred ash, sadhu, vibhuti, white ash, white dreadlocks, yatri
multicolor crowd of hindu pilgrims - kumbh mela 2013 (india), ashram, crowd, hindu, hinduism, holy prasad, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, men, pilgrims, women, yatris
baba - hindu pilgrims - kumbh mela 2013 (india), ashram, baba, crowd, hindu, hinduism, holy prasad, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, man, pilgrims, rows, sadhu, sitting, tilak, tilaka, white beard, yatris
hindu pilgrims sitting in rows, waiting for holy prasad - kumbh mela 2013 (india), ashram, crowd, eating, food, hindu, hinduism, holy prasad, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, men, pilgrims, rows, sitting, yatris
hindu pilgrims eating holy prasad - kumbh mela 2013 (india), ashram, crowd, dinner, eating, food, hindu, hinduism, holy prasad, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, men, pilgrims, rows, sitting, yatris
huge crowd of hindu pilgrims gathering at sangam for the holy bath in the ganges river - kumbh mela 2013 (india), crowd, hindu, hinduism, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, men, night, paush purnima, pilgrims, street lights, triveni sangam, women, yatris
hindu women bathing in the ganges river at dawn, dawn, ganga river, ganges river, hindu, hinduism, holy bath, holy dip, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, men, old woman, paush purnima, pilgrims, ritual bath, river bath, river bathing, saree, triveni sangam, water, women, yatris
hindu pilgrims bathing in the ganges river at sangam - kumbh mela 2013 (india), crowd, dawn, fence, ganga river, ganges river, hindu, hinduism, holy bath, holy dip, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, men, paush purnima, pilgrims, reflections, ritual bath, river bath, river bathing, river boats, street lights, triveni sangam, water, women, yatris
baba running in ganges river - kumbh mela 2013 (india), baba, bare chest, beard, ganga river, ganges river, hindu, hinduism, holy bath, holy dip, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, man, necklace, paush purnima, pilgrim, ritual bath, river bath, river bathing, running, sacred thread, sadhu, splashing, triveni sangam, water, yajno pavitam, yatri
hindu baba taking holy bath in ganges river - kumbh mela 2013 (india), baba, bare chest, beard, ganga river, ganges river, hindu, hinduism, holy bath, holy dip, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, man, necklaces, paush purnima, pilgrim, ritual bath, river bath, river bathing, sacred thread, sadhu, splashing, triveni sangam, water, yajno pavitam, yatri
sunrise over the ganges river at sangam - kumbh mela 2013 (india), crowd, dawn, fence, ganga river, ganges river, hindu, hinduism, holy bath, holy dip, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, paush purnima, pilgrims, ritual bath, river bath, river bathing, river boats, triveni sangam, water, yatris
sadhu with skin covered of vibhuti sacred ash - kumbh mela 2013 (india), amputated leg, baba, bank notes, beard, ceremonial drum, coins, damaru drum, donations, hindu, hinduism, holy ash, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, man, money, necklaces, offering, paush purnima, pilgrim, red cloths, red color, ritual drum, rudraksha beads, sacred ash, sadhu, sitting, small drum, vibhuti, white ash, white skin, yatri
old hindu man with glasses (india), baba, eyeglasses, eyewear, headdress, headwear, hindu, hinduism, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, old man, paush purnima, pilgrim, prescription glasses, scarf, spectacles, unshaven, yatri
old hindu baba with white beard (india), baba, bear, fingers, hands, headdress, headwear, hindu, hinduism, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, old man, paush purnima, sadhu, tilak, tilaka, white beard
hindu boys running and dancing in the ganges river at sangam - kumbh mela 2013 (india), backlight, boys, crowd, dancing, dawn, fence, ganga river, ganges river, hindu, hinduism, holy bath, holy dip, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, men, paush purnima, pilgrims, ritual bath, river bath, river bathing, river boats, running, silhouettes, triveni sangam, water, yatris
hindu pilgrims on sand bar in the ganges river at sangam - kumbh mela 2013 (india), crowd, dawn, fence, flags, ganga river, ganges river, hindu, hinduism, holy bath, holy dip, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, paush purnima, pilgrims, ritual bath, river bank, river bath, river bathing, river boats, river island, sand bar, silhouettes, triveni sangam, water, yatris
holy bath in ganges river at triveni sangam - kumbh mela 2013 (india), crowd, dawn, fence, ganga river, ganges river, hindu, hinduism, holy bath, holy dip, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, paush purnima, pilgrims, ritual bath, river bank, river bath, river bathing, river boats, triveni sangam, water, yatris
hindu pilgrims bathing in ganges river at sangam on paush purnima day - kumbh mela 2013 (india), backlight, crowd, dawn, fence, ganga river, ganges river, hindu, hinduism, holy bath, holy dip, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, paush purnima, pilgrims, ritual bath, river bath, river bathing, river boats, silhouettes, triveni sangam, water, yatris
boats and flower offerings on the ganges river, flags, floating, ganga river, ganges river, hindu, hinduism, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, offerings, orange flowers, paush purnima, pilgrims, river boats, triveni sangam, water, yatris
kumbh mela festival (india) - millions of hindu pilgrims gathering at sangam for the holy bath in the ganges river, crowd, ganga river, ganges river, hindu, hinduism, holy bath, holy dip, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, panorama, paush purnima, pilgrims, river bank, river bath, river bathing, stitched, triveni sangam, water, yatris
naga sadhu with vibhuti holy ash (india), babas, beard, bhagwa, bodypaint, bodypainted, dreadlocks, dreads, hindu, hinduism, holy ash, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, men, naga baba, naga sadhu, naga sâdhu, naked, orange color, paush purnima, pilgrims, playing the flute, sacred ash, sadhus, saffron color, sitting, vibhuti, white ash, yahtri, yatris
ashram gate at kumbh mela 2013, hindu, hinduism, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, night
hindu pilgrim, headdress, headwear, hindu, hinduism, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, old man, pilgrim, turban, white beard, yatri
decorated holy cow - cow nose, cow nose, cow snout, decorated, hindu, hinduism, holy bull, holy cow, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, marigold flowers, orange flowers, sacred bull, sacred cow
hindu pilgrim riding camel in street - kumbh mela 2013 (india), backlight, double hump camels, hindu, hinduism, in tow, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, man, night, pilgrim, riding, street, towing, walking, yatri
woman carrying huge sack on her head (india), carrying on the head, child, girl, hindu, hinduism, kid, kumbha mela, large bag, large sack, maha kumbh mela, man, night, pilgrim, porter, street, walking, woman, yatri
old hindu pilgrim at kumbh mela 2013 (india), headdress, headwear, hindu, hinduism, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, night, old man, pilgrim, turban, white beard, yatri
hindu man with large tilaka and beard, beard, headdress, headwear, hindu, hinduism, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, night, old man, pilgrim, tilak, tilaka, yatri
hindu baba with white beard, tilaka and white turban, headdress, headwear, hindu, hinduism, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, night, old man, pilgrim, tilak, tilaka, turban, white beard, yatri
fogging truck spraying DDT insecticide at kumbh mela 2013 (india), air quality, ddt, environment, fog truck, fogger truck, fogging, insecticide, kumbha mela, lorry, maha kumbh mela, night, pollution, smog, spray, spraying, street, white smoke
truck spraying DDT insecticide at kumbh mela 2013 (india), air quality, ddt, environment, fog truck, fogger truck, fogging, insecticide, kumbha mela, lorry, maha kumbh mela, night, pollution, smog, spray gun, spraying, street, white smoke
washing a large cooking pot in an ashram (india), ashram, big, cooking pot, group, huge, kumbha mela, large, maha kumbh mela, men, washing, water hose
floating bridge over the ganges river at kumbh mela 2013 (india), ashrams, floating bridge, foot bridge, ganga river, ganges river, hindu, hinduism, infrastructure, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, metal tanks, pontoon bridge, pyramid, river bank, walking, water
group of hindu pilgrims walking - kumbh mela 2013 (india), babas, bhagwa, floating bridge, foot bridge, ganga river, ganges river, group, hindu, hinduism, infrastructure, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, men, pilgrims, pontoon bridge, river bank, sadhu, saffron color, walking, water, yatris
hindu baba throwing dreadlocks in the air (india), baba, dreadlocks, dreads, hindu, hinduism, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, man, sadhu, throw, throwing
hindu women carrying coconut offerings (india), carrying on the head, coconut offerings, coconuts, crowd, hindu, hinduism, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, walking, women
clay shiva linga's hindu offerings in trays - procession - ceremony - kumbh mela (india), carrying on the head, clay, crowd, hindu ceremony, hinduism, kumbha mela, lingams, lingas, maha kumbh mela, offerings, procession, shiva, street, trays, walking
clay shiva lingam's offerings - procession - hindu ceremony - kumbh mela (india), carrying on the head, clay, crowd, hindu ceremony, hinduism, kumbha mela, lingams, lingas, maha kumbh mela, offerings, procession, shiva, street, trays, walking, yellow flags
clay shiva lingam's ceremony and procession - kumbh mela (india), ashram, carrying on the head, clay, crowd, gate, hindu ceremony, hinduism, kumbha mela, lingams, lingas, maha kumbh mela, offerings, procession, shiva, street, trays, walking, yellow flags
hindu devotees bring clay shiva linga's offerings to the ganges river (india), carrying on the head, clay, crowd, ganga river, ganges river, hindu ceremony, hinduism, kumbha mela, lingams, lingas, maha kumbh mela, offerings, procession, river bank, shiva, trays, walking, water
hindu pilgrims taking holy bath in the ganges river at the kumbh mela festival (india), crowd, fence, ganga river, ganges river, hindu, hinduism, holy bath, holy dip, kumbh maha snan, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, mauni amavasya, night, river bank, river bath, river bathing, river boats, triveni sangam, water
kumbh mela 2013 festival (india), crowd, fence, ganga river, ganges river, hindu, hinduism, holy bath, holy dip, kumbh maha snan, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, mauni amavasya, night, river bank, river bath, river bathing, river boats, triveni sangam, water
pontoon bridge at kumbh mela (india), floating bridge, foot bridge, ganga river, ganges river, hindu, hinduism, infrastructure, kumbh maha snan, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, mauni amavasya, metal tanks, night, pontoon bridge, silhouettes, triveni sangam, walking, water
hindu pilgrims sleeping outside at kumbh mela (india), camping, crowd, hindu, hinduism, kumbh maha snan, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, mauni amavasya, night, sleeping, street, triveni sangam, walking
hindu pilgrims sleeping on the street at kumbh mela (india), camping, crowd, hindu, hinduism, kumbh maha snan, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, mauni amavasya, night, sleeping, street, triveni sangam, walking
old hindu man with white mustache (india), hindu, hinduism, kumbh maha snan, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, mauni amavasya, moustaches, mustache, night, old man, pilgrim, scarf, tilak, tilaka, yatri
crowd of hindu pilgrims gathering at night at kumbh mela (india), crowd, hindu, hinduism, kumbh maha snan, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, mauni amavasya, night, standing, street, triveni sangam, walking
mounted police clearing access to sangam bathing area - kumbh mela (india), cops, crowd control, dawn, horse riding, horseback riding, kumbh maha snan, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, mauni amavasya, mounted police, police horses, police officers, triveni sangam
sadhus with sword after holy bath - kumbh mela (india), babas, beard, crowd, flower necklaces, hindu, hinduism, kumbh maha snan, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, mauni amavasya, men, procession, sadhus, sword, triveni sangam, walking
squad of indian army commando at kumbh mela (india), ak-47, akm, armed, army, assault weapons, automatic weapons, bulletproof vests, commando, crowd control, fatigues, hindu, hinduism, insas rifles, kumbh maha snan, kumbha mela, law enforcement, maha kumbh mela, mauni amavasya, men, military, police, procession, soldiers, squad, triveni sangam, troops, uniform, walking
procession of hindu devotees near sangam - kumbh mela (india), babas, crowd, hindu, hinduism, kumbh maha snan, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, mauni amavasya, men, procession, sadhus, triveni sangam
procession of naga babas (hindu devotees) - kumbh mela (india), crowd, hindu, hinduism, holy ash, kumbh maha snan, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, mauni amavasya, men, naga babas, naga sadhus, naked, procession, sacred ash, triveni sangam, vibhuti, walking
naga sadhus procession - kumbh mela (india), crowd, hindu, hinduism, holy ash, kumbh maha snan, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, mauni amavasya, men, naga babas, naga sadhus, naked, procession, sacred ash, triveni sangam, vibhuti, walking
procession of naga babas naked with body covered with ash - kumbh mela (india), crowd, hindu, hinduism, holy ash, kumbh maha snan, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, mauni amavasya, men, naga babas, naga sadhus, naked, procession, sacred ash, triveni sangam, vibhuti, walking
baba with long dreadlocks playing ritual drum on horse at kumbh mela (india), ceremony, crowd, dreadlocks, dreads, drums, hindu, hinduism, horse riding, horseback riding, kumbh maha snan, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, mauni amavasya, men, naga babas, naga sadhus, naked, procession
procession of naga babas covered with vibhuti sacred ash at kumbh mela (india), beard, crowd, dreadlocks, dreads, hindu, hinduism, holy ash, kumbh maha snan, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, mauni amavasya, men, naga babas, naga sadhus, naked, procession, sacred ash, triveni sangam, vibhuti, walking
naga sadhus covered with vibhuti holy ash at kumbh mela (india), crowd, dreadlocks, dreads, hindu, hinduism, holy ash, kumbh maha snan, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, mauni amavasya, men, naga babas, naga sadhus, naked, sacred ash, smoke, smoking, triveni sangam, vibhuti
naga babas running after ritual bath at kumbh mela (india), crowd, hindu, hinduism, kumbh maha snan, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, mauni amavasya, men, naga babas, naga sadhus, naked, procession, running, triveni sangam
gurus and hindu devotees on parade float - kumbh mela (india), crowd, float, gurus, hindu, hinduism, kumbh maha snan, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, mauni amavasya, parade, procession, umbrellas
procession of naga sadhus - kumbh mela (india), amavasa, beard, crowd, dreadlocks, dreads, hindu, hinduism, holy ash, kumbh maha snan, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, mauni amavasya, men, naga babas, naga sadhus, naked, procession, sacred ash, sword, triveni sangam, vibhuti, walking
hindu priests with ceremonial headdress - kumbh mela (india), crowd, float, gurus, headdress, headwear, hindu, hinduism, kumbh maha snan, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, mauni amavasya, parade, procession
pontoon floating bridge over ganges river - kumbh mela (india), crowd, floating bridge, ganga river, ganges river, hindu, hinduism, holy bath, holy dip, infrastructure, kumbh maha snan, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, mauni amavasya, metal tanks, panorama, pontoon bridge, river bath, river bathing, water
pontoon bridge - floating bridge over ganges river - kumbh mela (india), crowd, floating bridge, ganga river, ganges river, hindu, hinduism, holy bath, holy dip, infrastructure, kumbh maha snan, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, mauni amavasya, metal tanks, panorama, pontoon bridge, river bath, river bathing, water
pontoon bridge over ganges river - kumbh mela (india), crowd, floating bridge, ganga river, ganges river, hindu, hinduism, holy bath, holy dip, infrastructure, kumbh maha snan, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, mauni amavasya, pontoon bridge, river bath, river bathing, water
floating bridge over ganges river - kumbh mela (india), crowd, floating bridge, ganga river, ganges river, hindu, hinduism, holy bath, holy dip, infrastructure, kumbh maha snan, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, mauni amavasya, pontoon bridge, river bath, river bathing, water
gurus and babas parade on decorated cars - kumbh mela 2013 festival (india), babas, beard, crowd, float, gurus, hindu, hinduism, kumbh maha snan, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, mauni amavasya, men, parade, procession, umbrellas
gurus and babas on parade float - kumbh mela (india), crowd, float, gurus, hindu, hinduism, kumbh maha snan, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, mauni amavasya, parade, procession, umbrella
parade of gurus - kumbh mela (india), cars, crowd, float, gurus, hindu, hinduism, kumbh maha snan, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, mauni amavasya, parade, procession, street, traffic jam, umbrellas
hindu pilgrims on crowded street (india), crowd, kumbh maha snan, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, mauni amavasya, street
hindu guru on the roof of his decorated jeep - kumbh mela (india), float, gurus, hindu, hinduism, kumbh maha snan, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, mauni amavasya, men, parade, procession, umbrellas
weird guru with face paint - kumbh mela (india), face paint, face painting, glasses, guru, headdress, headwear, hindu, hinduism, kumbh maha snan, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, makeup, man, mauni amavasya, tilak, tilaka, veil
hindu guru float parade in massive traffic jam in crowded street - kumbh mela (india), crowd, float, gurus, hindu, hinduism, kumba mela, kumbh maha snan, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, mauni amavasya, parade, umbrellas
hindu boy with ceremonial hat - kumbh mela (india), beads, bindis, boy, golden, guru, hat, headdress, headwear, hearwear, hindu, hinduism, kumbh maha snan, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, mauni amavasya
hindu sadhu smoking ritual ganja with chillum (india), baba, cannabis, chillum, headdress, headwear, hindu, hinduism, kumbh maha snan, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, man, marijuana, mauni amavasya, sadhu, smoke, smoking
guru and his devotees on top of jeep - kumbh mela (india), beard, car, float, gurus, hindu, hinduism, jeep, kumba mela, kumbh maha snan, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, mauni amavasya, men, parade, umbrella
sadhu with rudraksha beads and trident - kumbh mela (india), baba, beard, hindu, hinduism, kumba mela, kumbh maha snan, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, man, mauni amavasya, necklaces, rudraksha beads, sadhu, trident
man with skin disease and necrosis (india), beggar, burn, burned, fingers, injury, kumbha mela, leg, maha kumbh mela, man, mand, necrosis, skin disease, slough, sloughy, victim
hindu guru in night procession - kumbh mela (india), guru, hindu, hinduism, kumbh maha snan, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, mauni amavasya, men, night, procession, street, umbrellas
exodus - hindu pilgrims walking with luggage on their head - kumbh mela (india), bags, bundles, carrying on the head, crowd, exodus, hindu, hinduism, kumbha mela, luggage, maha kumbh mela, men, night, street, walking, women
hindu pilgrims exodus - kumbh mela (india), bags, bundles, carrying on the head, crowd, exodus, hindu, hinduism, kumbha mela, luggage, maha kumbh mela, men, night, street, walking, women
exodus - kumbh mela (india), bags, bundles, carrying on the head, crowd, exodus, hindu, hinduism, kumbha mela, luggage, maha kumbh mela, men, night, street, walking, women
truck spraying DDT insecticide at kumbh mela (india), air quality, ddt, environment, fog truck, fogger truck, fogging, hindu, hinduism, insecticide, kumbha mela, lorry, maha kumbh mela, night, pollution, smog, spray gun, spraying, street, white smoke
hindu goddess kali with severed heads drinking blood (india), beheaded, blood, bloody, decapitated, deities, drinking, goddess, gods, gore, gory, hindu, hinduism, kali maa, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, sculpture, severed heads, statue
kali - hindu goddess (india), deity, goddess, hindu, hinduism, kali maa, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, sculpture, skull necklace, skulls necklace, statue, sticking out tongue, sticking tongue out
naga baba with trident at the kumbh mela hindu festival (india), beard, damaru drum, flower necklace, hindu, hinduism, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, man, marigold flowers, naga baba, naga sadhu, necklaces, orange flowers, ritual drum, rudraksha beads, trident
splashing water - hindu devotees taking holy dip in ganges river (india), backlight, ganga river, ganges river, hindu, hinduism, holy bath, holy dip, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, river bank, river bath, river bathing, splash, splashing, triveni sangam, water
hindu pilgrims taking holy dip in ganges river (india), crowd, ganga river, ganges river, hindu, hinduism, holy bath, holy dip, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, river bank, river bath, river bathing, splash, splashing, triveni sangam, water
man sitting near his prosthetic leg (india), amputated, hindu, hinduism, kumbha mela, leg amputee, maha kumbh mela, man, prosthetic leg, prosthetics, sitting
four camels on street at night (india), double hump camels, hindu, hinduism, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, men, moon, night, street
ghostly naga babas - kumbh mela hindu festival (india), beard, crowd, dreadlocks, dreads, hindu, hinduism, holy ash, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, men, naga babas, naga sadhus, naked, procession, sacred ash, sadhu, vasant panchami snan, vibhuti, walking
huge crowd of hindu devotees gathers before dawn near the ganges - kumbh mela 2013 festival (india), crowd, dawn, flower necklaces, hindu, hinduism, holy ash, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, marigold flowers, men, naga babas, naga sadhus, naked, night, orange flowers, procession, sacred ash, sadhu, triveni sangam, vasant panchami snan, vibhuti, walking
baba (hindu holy man) with marigold flower crown and long dreadlocks - kumbh mela festival (india), crowd, dawn, flower necklaces, hindu, hinduism, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, marigold flowers, men, naga babas, naga sadhus, naked, night, orange flowers, procession, sadhu, triveni sangam, vasant panchami snan, walking
hindu devotees wearing strings of marigold flowers - kumbh mela 2013 festival (india), crowd, dawn, flower necklaces, hindu, hinduism, holy ash, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, marigold flowers, men, naga babas, naga sadhus, naked, night, orange flowers, poles, procession, sacred ash, sadhu, staff, staves, triveni sangam, vasant panchami snan, vibhuti, walking
crowd of naga babas (hindu holy men) - kumbh mela 2013 festival (india), crowd, dawn, flower necklaces, hindu, hinduism, holy ash, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, marigold flowers, men, naga babas, naga sadhus, naked, night, orange flowers, procession, sacred ash, sadhu, triveni sangam, vasant panchami snan, vibhuti, walking
procession of hindu devotees covered with ritual vibhuti sacred ash - kumbh mela 2013 (india), crowd, dawn, flower necklaces, hay, hindu, hinduism, holy ash, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, marigold flowers, men, naga babas, naga sadhus, naked, orange flowers, procession, running, sacred ash, sadhu, screaming, triveni sangam, vasant panchami snan, vibhuti, walking
hindu devotee - kumbh mela hindu festival (india), beard, crowd, hindu, hinduism, holy ash, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, men, naga babas, naga sadhus, naked, procession, sacred ash, sadhu, trident, vasant panchami snan, vibhuti, walking
hindu devotee with red eyes at the kumbh mela hindu festival (india), babas, beard, bracelets, guru, hindu, hinduism, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, men, pearl beads, pearl necklaces, procession, red eyes, sadhu, screaming, white beads
sadhvi (female hindu sadhu) at the kumbh mela 2013 festival (india), crowd, golden, hindu, hinduism, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, man, trident, vasant panchami snan, woman
naga babas procession at the kumbh mela hindu festival (india), cops, crowd, flower necklaces, hindu, hinduism, holy ash, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, marigold flowers, men, naga babas, naga sadhus, naked, orange flowers, police officers, procession, sacred ash, sadhu, triveni sangam, vasant panchami snan, vibhuti, walking
naga babas (naked hindu holy men) at the kumbh mela 2013 festival (india), crowd, flower necklaces, hindu, hinduism, holy ash, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, marigold flowers, men, naga babas, naga sadhus, naked, orange flowers, procession, sacred ash, sadhu, triveni sangam, vasant panchami snan, vibhuti, walking
naga (naked) babas procession - kumbh mela hindu festival (india), crowd, flower necklaces, hindu, hinduism, holy ash, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, marigold flowers, men, naga babas, naga sadhus, naked, orange flowers, procession, sacred ash, sadhu, triveni sangam, vasant panchami snan, vibhuti, walking
naga babas procession - kumbh mela 2013 hindu festival (india), crowd, flower necklaces, hindu, hinduism, holy ash, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, marigold flowers, men, naga babas, naga sadhus, naked, orange flowers, procession, sacred ash, sadhu, triveni sangam, vasant panchami snan, vibhuti, walking
naked hindu devotees (naga babas) run toward the ganges river - kumbh mela 2013 festival (india), cop, crowd, flower necklaces, hindu, hinduism, holy ash, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, marigold flowers, men, naga babas, naga sadhus, naked, orange flowers, police officer, procession, sacred ash, sadhu, triveni sangam, vasant panchami snan, vibhuti, walking
naga sadhu (hindu devotee) with ritual drum - kumbh mela hindu festival (india), beard, damaru drum, dreadlocks, dreads, flower necklace, hindu, hinduism, holy ash, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, marigold flowers, men, naga babas, naga sadhus, naked, orange flowers, procession, ritual drum, sacred ash, sadhu, vasant panchami snan, vibhuti, walking
group of naga babas (naked hindu devotees) at the kumbh mela 2013 festival (india), crowd, flower necklaces, hindu, hinduism, holy ash, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, marigold flowers, men, naga babas, naga sadhus, naked, orange flowers, procession, sacred ash, sadhu, triveni sangam, vasant panchami snan, vibhuti, walking
naked hindu devotees (naga babas) - kumbh mela 2013 festival (india), crowd, flower necklaces, hindu, hinduism, holy ash, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, marigold flowers, men, naga babas, naga sadhus, naked, orange flowers, procession, sacred ash, sadhu, trident, triveni sangam, vasant panchami snan, vibhuti, walking
naga baba covered with vibhuti holy ash - kumbh mela hindu festival (india), beard, dreadlocks, dreads, hindu, hinduism, holy ash, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, men, naga babas, naga sadhus, naked, procession, sacred ash, sadhu, vibhuti
naga baba with long dreadlocks - kumbh mela hindu festival (india), beard, crowd, dreadlocks, dreads, hindu, hinduism, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, men, naga babas, naga sadhus, naked, procession, sadhu, vasant panchami snan, walking
naga sadhus performing stick trick - kumbh mela 2013 festival (india), hindu, hinduism, holy ash, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, man, naga baba, naga sadhu, naked, sacred ash, stick, two, vibhuti, wrapped
naked hindu devotees running towards the ganges river - kumbh mela festival (india), crowd, hindu, hinduism, holy ash, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, men, naga babas, naga sadhus, naked, procession, running, sacred ash, triveni sangam, vasant panchami snan, vibhuti, walking
naked hindu devotees walking to the bank of ganges river - kumbh mela festival (india), crowd, hindu, hinduism, holy ash, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, men, naga babas, naga sadhus, naked, procession, running, sacred ash, triveni sangam, vasant panchami snan, vibhuti, walking
naked hindu devotees running after holy dip - kumbh mela festival (india), baba, crowd, hindu, hinduism, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, men, naked, procession, running, sadhu, triveni sangam, vasant panchami snan, walking
naked hindu devotees walking to the bank of the ganges river - kumbh mela festival (india), crowd, hindu, hinduism, holy ash, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, men, naga babas, naga sadhus, naked, procession, running, sacred ash, triveni sangam, vasant panchami snan, vibhuti, walking
naked hindu devotees walking towards the ganges river - kumbh mela festival (india), crowd, hindu, hinduism, holy ash, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, men, naga babas, naga sadhus, naked, procession, running, sacred ash, triveni sangam, vasant panchami snan, vibhuti, walking
smiling sadhu with bad teeth, baba, bad teeth, beard, dreadlocks, dreads, hindu, hinduism, holy ash, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, man, sacred ash, sadhu, vibhuti
hindu baba smoking chillum of weed (cannabis), baba, beard, blowing, cannabis, chillum, dreadlocks, dreads, hindu, hinduism, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, man, marijuana, pipe, sadhu, smoking, thick smoke
hindu baba smoking chillum of weed (ritual cannabis), baba, beard, cannabis, chillum, dreadlocks, dreads, hindu, hinduism, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, man, marijuana, pipe, sadhu, smoke, smoking
hindu man with long hair and beard dreadlocks - kumbh mela 2013 festival (india), beard dreadlocks, dreads, hindu, hinduism, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, man, tilak, tilaka, white beard
wooden chastity belt - kumbh mela 2013 festival (india), arbandh, brass, chastity belt, hindu, hinduism, hinge, kathia baba, kumbha mela, langoti, maha kumbh mela, man, metal, naked, nimbarki sampradaya, sadhu, underpants, vaishnavas, wooden underwear
hairy ears (india), ear jewelry, ear piercing, gold earrings, hairy ears, headdress, headwear, hindu, hinduism, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, old man, turban, white beard
spinning balls with ropes (india), boy, game, hindu, hinduism, indian spinning balls, kumbha mela, lying down, maha kumbh mela, metal balls, performer, ropes
spinning balls and ropes in circle (india), crowd, game, hindu, hinduism, indian spinning balls, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, man, metal balls, performer, ropes, spectators
man carrying crippled father on his back - kumbh mela 2013 festival (india), carrying, crippled, father, hindu, hinduism, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, men, old man, son, walking
hindu devotees returning from holy dip in ganges river - kumbh mela (india), beard, hindu, hinduism, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, men, ritual ropes, sacred threads, walking cane, walking stick, yajno pavitam
drag queen hindu guru playing flute - kumbh mela (india), beads, costume, decorated, dressed-up, finger rings, flute, guru, headdress, headwear, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, makeup, man, necklaces, sunglasses, tilak, tilaka, turban
floating bridge (pontoon bridge) - kumbh mela (india), crowd, floating bridge, foot bridge, ganga river, ganges river, hindu, hinduism, infrastructure, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, metal tanks, pontoon bridge, walking, water
crowd of hindu devotees taking the holy dip in the ganges river at kumbh mela (india), allahabad fort, crowd, ganga river, ganges river, hindu, hinduism, holy bath, holy dip, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, pilgrims, river bank, river bath, river bathing, triveni sangam, water, yatris
beggar with horrific skin burn and necrosis (india), bank notes, beggar, bowl, burn, burned, hand, injury, kumbha mela, leg, lying down, maha kumbh mela, man, money, necrosis, offerings, pain, painful, skin disease, slough, sloughy, suffering, victim
sand sculpture of hanuman (india), bhagwa, hanuman, hindu deity, hindu god, hinduism, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, marigold flowers, offerings, orange color, orange flowers, saffron color, sand altar, sand sculpture
pyramid ashram and pontoon bridge - kumbh mela 2013 (india), ashram, floating bridge, foot bridge, ganga river, ganges river, hindu, hinduism, infrastructure, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, metal tanks, pontoon bridge, pyramid, walking, water
little girl carrying bucket on her head (india), bracelets, bucket, carrying on the head, child, hindu, hinduism, kid, kumbha mela, little girl, maha kumbh mela, overhead, street
storm damage & flood - bamboo structure toppled by the wind - kumbh mela 2013 (india), ashram, bamboo structure, broken, collapsed, destruction, flood, flooded, gate, hindu, hinduism, infrastructure, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, street, water
aerial view of kumbh mela 2013 festival winding down (india), aerial photo, dawn, hay, hindu, hinduism, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, patches, street, tents
aerial view of kumbh mela 2013 festival winding down (india), aerial photo, dawn, ganga river, ganges river, hindu, hinduism, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, river bank, tents, water
aerial view of kumbh mela 2013 festival wrapping down (india), aerial photo, dawn, hindu, hinduism, kumbha mela, maha kumbh mela, street