Mahakumbh festival in Allahabad

  • Holy men prepare food during preparations for the month-long Mahakumbh festival at Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges and Yamuna in Allahabad. AP
  • Workers warm themselves around a bonfire in the morning cold during preparations for the month-long Mahakumbh festival at Sangam. AP
  • Holy men who have arrived ahead of the month-long Mahakumbh festival at Sangam. AP
  • Devotees perform Aarti, a ritual involving rotating a traditional oil lamp in circular movements at Sangam. AP
  • A Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, smokes marijuana during the preparations for the upcoming over-a-month-long Mahakumbh festival in Allahabad. AP
  • Naga Sadhus participate in a religious procession towards Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, in Allahabad. AP
  • A Naga Sadhu, or Naked Hindu holy man, dressed as Hindu God Shiva dances during a religious procession towards Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, in Allahabad. AP
  • Sadhus, or Hindu holy men, offer garland to the river Ganges, during a prayer ceremony for the success of Mahakhumbh festival, in Allahabad. AP
  • boys play in the mud at Sangam, confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, during the Mahakhumbh festival, in Allahabad. AP
  • A devotee dances as he plays the flute at Sangam, confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, during the preparations for the Mahakumbh festival in Allahabad. AP

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