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Kumbh Mela 2019: Mauni Amavasya Shahi Snan In Photos

February 04, 2019

Naga Sadhus take dips at Sangam, the confluence of three sacred rivers the Yamuna, the Ganges and the mythical Saraswati, on Mauni Amavsya or the new moon day, the most auspicious day during the Kumbh Mela or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj.

AP Photo/Channi Anand

Naked ash-smeared Naga Sadhus arrive for a dip at Sangam, the confluence of three sacred rivers the Yamuna, the Ganges and the mythical Saraswati, on Mauni Amavsya or the new moon day, the most auspicious day during the Kumbh Mela or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj.

AP Photo/Channi Anand

Naga Sadhus leave in a procession to take dips at Sangam, the confluence of three sacred rivers the Yamuna, the Ganges and the mythical Saraswati, on Mauni Amavsya or the new moon day, the most auspicious day during the Kumbh Mela or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj.

AP Photo/Channi Anand

A holy woman blows a conch shell before a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of three sacred rivers the Yamuna, the Ganges and the mythical Saraswati, on Mauni Amavsya or the new moon day, during the Kumbh Mela or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj.

AP Photo/Channi Anand

Naga Sadhus take dips at Sangam, the confluence of three sacred rivers the Yamuna, the Ganges and the mythical Saraswati, on Mauni Amavsya or the new moon day, the most auspicious day during the Kumbh Mela or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj.

AP Photo/Channi Anand

A Sadhu takes a holy dip at Sangam on the auspicious 'Mauni Amavasya' day during the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival, in Prayagraj.

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Sadhus arrive to take a holy dip at Sangam on the auspicious 'Mauni Amavasya' day during the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival, in Prayagraj.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

Naked ash-smeared Naga Sadhus arrive for a dip at Sangam, the confluence of three sacred rivers the Yamuna, the Ganges and the mythical Saraswati, on Mauni Amavsya or the new moon day, the most auspicious day during the Kumbh Mela or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj.

AP Photo/Channi Anand

Devotees bathe their Guru at Sangam, the confluence of three sacred rivers the Yamuna, the Ganges and the mythical Saraswati, on Mauni Amavsya or the new moon day, the most auspicious day during the Kumbh Mela or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj.

AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh

Naked ash-smeared Naga Sadhus run to take a dip at Sangam, the confluence of three sacred rivers the Yamuna, the Ganges and the mythical Saraswati, on Mauni Amavsya or the new moon day, the most auspicious day during the Kumbh Mela or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh.

AP Photo/Channi Anand

A Naga Sadhu holy man leaves after taking a dip at Sangam, the confluence of three sacred rivers the Yamuna, the Ganges and the mythical Saraswati, on Mauni Amavsya or the new moon day, the most auspicious day during the Kumbh Mela or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj.

AP Photo/Channi Anand

Naked ash-smeared Naga Sadhus return to their camp after taking dip at Sangam, the confluence of three sacred rivers the Yamuna, the Ganges and the mythical Saraswati, on Mauni Amavsya or the new moon day, the most auspicious day during the Kumbh Mela or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj.

AP Photo/Channi Anand

An ariel view from a helicopter is seen as thousands of devotees taking dips at Sangam, the confluence of three sacred rivers the Yamuna, the Ganges and the mythical Saraswati, on Mauni Amavsya or the new moon day, the most auspicious day during the Kumbh Mela or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj.

AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh

Thousands of devotees take dips at Sangam, the confluence of three sacred rivers the Yamuna, the Ganges and the mythical Saraswati, on Mauni Amavsya or the new moon day, the most auspicious day during the Kumbh Mela or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj.

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Sadhus take a holy dip at Sangam on the auspicious 'Mauni Amavasya' day during the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival, in Prayagraj.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

A sadhu holds a trident as he takes a holy dip at Sangam on the auspicious 'Mauni Amavasya' day during the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival, in Prayagraj.

PTI Photo

Transgender rights activist and Kinnar Akhada chief Achraya Mahamandaleshwar Laxmi Narayan Tripathi takes a holy dip at Sangam on the auspicious 'Mauni Amavasya' day during the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival, in Prayagraj.

PTI Photo

A Sadhu takes a holy dip at Sangam on the auspicious 'Mauni Amavasya' day during the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival, in Prayagraj.

PTI Photo

Naga Sadhus take a holy dip at Sangam on the auspicious 'Mauni Amavasya' day during the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival, in Prayagraj.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

Naga Sadhus take a holy dip at Sangam on the auspicious 'Mauni Amavasya' day during the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival, in Prayagraj.

PTI Photo

Naga Sadhus arrive to take a holy dip at Sangam on the auspicious 'Mauni Amavasya' day during the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival, in Prayagraj.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

Naga Sadhus arrive to take a holy dip at Sangam on the auspicious 'Mauni Amavasya' day during the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival, in Prayagraj.

PTI Photo/Atul Yadav

Members of Kinnar Akhara take a holy dip at Sangam on the auspicious 'Mauni Amavasya' day during the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival, in Prayagraj.

PTI Photo

Sadhus take a holy dip at Sangam on the auspicious 'Mauni Amavasya' day during the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival, in Prayagraj.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

A sadhu takes a holy dip at Sangam on the auspicious 'Mauni Amavasya' day during the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival, in Prayagraj.

PTI Photo/Atul Yadav

Naga Sadhus arrive to take a holy dip at Sangam on the auspicious 'Mauni Amavasya' day during the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival, in Prayagraj.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

A Naga Sadhu raises religious slogans as he arrives to take a holy dip at Sangam on the auspicious 'Mauni Amavasya' day during the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival, in Prayagraj.

PTI Photo/Atul Yadav

Naga Sadhus arrive to take a holy dip at Sangam on the auspicious 'Mauni Amavasya' day during the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival, in Prayagraj.

PTI Photo/Atul Yadav

Thousands of Hindu devout arrive to take a dip at Sangam, the confluence of three sacred rivers the Yamuna, the Ganges and the mythical Saraswati, on Mauni Amavsya or the new moon day, the most auspicious day during the Kumbh Mela or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj.

AP Photo/Channi Anand

A view of Sangam on the auspicious 'Mauni Amavasya' during the Kumbh Mela 2019, in Prayagraj.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

A view of Sangam at early hours on the auspicious 'Mauni Amavasya' during the Kumbh Mela 2019, in Prayagraj.

PTI Photo

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