Kumbh Mela: Thousands Take Holy Dip During First 'Shahi Snan'

  • Hindu holy men arrive for the first holy dip at the Kumbh Mela in Trimbakeshwar near Nashik. | AFP
  • Hindu holy men arrive for the first holy dip at the Kumbh Mela in Trimbakeshwar near Nashik. | AFP
  • Hindu holy men enjoy the first holy dip at the Kumbh Mela in Trimbakeshwar near Nashik. | AFP
  • Hindu holy woman (C) arrives in a procession for the first holy dip at the Kumbh Mela in Trimbakeshwar near Nashik. | AFP
  • Hindu pilgrims attend the first holy dip at the Kumbh Mela in Trimbakeshwar near Nashik. | AFP
  • Hindu holy man reacts after his first holy dip at the Kumbh Mela in Trimbakeshwar near Nashik. | AFP
  • Hindu holy men chant religious slogans as they attend the first holy dip at the Kumbh Mela in Trimbakeshwar near Nashik. | AFP
  • Hindu holy men take the first holy dip at the Kumbh Mela in Trimbakeshwar near Nashik. | AFP
  • Hindu holy men take the first holy dip at the Kumbh Mela in Trimbakeshwar near Nashik. | AFP
  • Hindu holy man celebrates as he takes the first holy dip at the Kumbh Mela in Trimbakeshwar near Nashik. | AFP