Maha Kumbh Mela: Pilgrimage by the Ganges

Maha Kumbh Mela: Pilgrimage by the Ganges
Naga sadhus of Juna Akhara attend a ceremony at the Mahakumbh in 2013, Photo Credit: Raghu Rai

Snapshots of the Maha Kumbh Mela, the world--s largest human congregation, at Prayag in Allahabad


July 03 , 2015
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Naga sadhus of Juna Akhara attend a ceremony at the Mahakumbh in 2013
A riot of colours on the saris worn by women pilgrims at the kumbh, full of beautiful floral and traditional patterns
Mist rises up from the river early in the morning, engulfing pilgrims. Often they would get lost, not knowing which way to go.
Naga sadhus of Juna Akhara sit down for their initiation, or deeksha, where they renounce all worldly ties. Once the deeksha is over, the novices are officially accepted as members of the akhara.

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