Chris and I had the fortune of being in Allahbad for the Kumbh Mela, the world’s largest religious festival. It basically consists of millions of people making a pilgrimage to the Ganges to take a holy bath and wash away their sins and worries.
It was incredible and awe-inspiring, and here it is in ten photos:
One of the many gurus.
Millions will come bathe at the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers.
women dry their saris on the banks
A guru blesses a festival goer at his camp.
An entrance to the festival.
Decoration and color is very important. Women buy necklaces for themselves or as gifts at booths by the entrance.
Flowers sold for the offering