Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad - The New Indian Express

Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad

  • A sadhu beats drum as he arrives to take bath at Sangam the confluence of the Ganges Yamuna and mythical Saraswati river during the the first royal bath on Makar Sankranti at the start of the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad. PTI
  • Millions of Hindu pilgrims are expected to take part in the large religious congregation that lasts more than 50 days on the banks of Sangam during the Maha Kumbh Mela in January 2013, which falls every 12th year. (AP/Kevin Frayer)
  • A Naga Sadhu holds his hair while taking holy dip at Sangam the confluence of the Ganges Yamuna and mythical Saraswati river in Allahabad. (PTI)
  • A Hindu holy man waits to offer blessings to devotees at Sangam, the confluence of the holy rivers Ganges and Yamuna and mythical Saraswati at the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad. AP
  • A child is dressed as a god while begging for alms at Sangam, the confluence of the holy Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati River at the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad. (AP)
  • A foreign devotee takes bath at Sangam the confluence of the Ganges Yamuna and mythical Saraswati river on Makar Sankranti at the start of the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad. (PTI)
  • Naga sadhus take part in a religious procession to take royal dip in Ganga at Maha Kumbh in Allahabad. (PTI)
  • A Hindu devotee performing prayers at Kumbh mela in Allahabad. (PTI)
  • A sadhu at Maha Kumbh in Allahabad. (PTI)
  • Sadhus flaunt a mace and a sword at Sangam the confluence of the Ganges Yamuna and mythical Saraswati river at Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad. (PTI)