Magh Mela Starts with Basant Panchami - The New Indian Express

Magh Mela Starts with Basant Panchami

  • A Naga Sadhu, or Hindu holy naked man, takes holy dips at Sangam, confluence of Hindu holy rivers of Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, for a ritual dip | AP/ Rajesh Kumar Singh
  • Hindu devotee throng “Sangam”, confluence of Hindu holy rivers of Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, for a ritual dip, on the auspicious occasion of “Basant Panchami” at the annual traditional fair of Magh Mela in Allahabad, India | AP/ Rajesh Kumar Singh
  • Devotee throng Sangam, confluence of Hindu holy rivers of Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, early morning for a ritual dip, on the auspicious occasion of “Basant Panchami” | AP/ Rajesh Kumar Singh
  • A devotee offers prayers to Sun God at Sangam | AP/ Rajesh Kumar Singh
  • A female devotee offers prayers at Sangam, confluence of Hindu holy rivers of Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, for a ritual dip, on the auspicious occasion of “Basant Panchami” | AP/ Rajesh Kumar Singh
  • Basant Panchami, the fifth day of spring is celebrated by worshipping Hindu Goddess of knowledge and wisdom, Saraswati | AP/ Rajesh Kumar Singh
  • A Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, smears his face with ash at Sangam | AP/ Rajesh Kumar Singh
  • A devotee runs in the waters of the River Ganges during Basant Panchami that falls in the period of the month-long Magh Mela festival in Allahabad, India | AP/ Rajesh Kumar Singh
  • Hundreds of thousands of devout Hindus bathe at the confluence during the astronomically auspicious period of over 45 days celebrated as “Magh Mela” | AP/ Rajesh Kumar Singh

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