Here are the different colors of the biggest cultural carnival- Maha Kumbh.
1. Stars on the ground!
A gorgeous view of mela ground at Sangam.
2. Dhum dhum dhol baje!
A Sadhu failed to resist himself from dancing on the beats of the drum, in the Maha Kumbh Mela.
3. Hair in the air!
A Sadhu ties his hair at Sangam.
4. Still I’m young!
An old devotee enjoyed the dance celebration at Sangam.
5. New style of drinking water!
A holy Hindu man cleanses his sins by drinking sacred Ganga’s water.
6. Mouth exercise before bath!
A Sadhu blows a conch before taking a bath at Sangam.
7. Singh is King!
A Sikh devotee arrives for a religious procession towards the Sangam.
8. Just click it!
Indians take photos of Sadhus.
9. Wow…What a stunt!
A Sadhu warms himself by hopping up and getting down at the confluence of sacred rivers Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati.
10. Just smoke and fly!
A holy Hindu man smokes at Sangam.
11. Artistic creation!
An artist makes a sand sculpture during the Maha Kumbh Mela.
12. The Royal Bath!
A holy man sways his head as he bathes at Sangam.
13. Social awareness!
A devotee displays a very nice message in a religious procession, at Sangam.
A holy man is applying Chandan on his forehead.
15. It’s the gossip time!
Sadhus talk sitting outside their camp at Sangam.
16. Phir bhi dil hai Hindustani!
Foreign devotees participated in religious rituals at Sangam.
17. Water race!
Sadhus run naked into Ganga’s water, during the Kumbh Mela.
18. Hair drying!
Holy men dry their hair after taking bath at Sangam.
19. True devotion!
A devotee clad as Hindu Goddess- Kali.
20. Auspicious carnival!
Sadhus proceed for a holy dip on Makar Sankranti.
Sadhus offer prayers to the river Ganga.
Sadhus leave their camp for ‘Shahi Snan’.
A child is dressed as God Shiva.
24. Jaisa des waisa bhes!
A foreigner dressed as Sadhu.
25. Holy dip!
Devotees take a bath at Sangam.