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