Divya kumbh, Bhavya kumbh- Prayagraj #kumbh2019

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4th Mar 2019
Photo of Divya kumbh, Bhavya kumbh- Prayagraj #kumbh2019 by Ganesh Nadiger

Kumbhmela is the largest public gathering and collective act of faith, anywhere in the world. #incridibleindia

It is celebrated over the course of 12 years in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh(former Allahabad).

Photo of Divya kumbh, Bhavya kumbh- Prayagraj #kumbh2019 1/2 by Ganesh Nadiger
The flow of humanity
Photo of Divya kumbh, Bhavya kumbh- Prayagraj #kumbh2019 2/2 by Ganesh Nadiger
Streets of Prayagraj

Prayagraj is well connected to all the major cities of India via Air, Rail, and Road.

How to reach:

By rail- Allahabad Junction (ALD) or

By air- Allahabad Airport(IXD) 12KMs or Lucknow (LKO) 170KMs.

By road- Civil Lines Bus Stand or Alambagh Bus Terminal.

Day 1
Photo of Alambagh Bus Terminal, Sardari Khera, Railway Colony, Alambagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Ganesh Nadiger

River Ganga

Photo of Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India by Ganesh Nadiger

Triveni Sangam, the sacred confluence of the Ganga, the Yamuna and the mystical Saraswati in Uttar Pradesh.

River Yamuna

Photo of Divya kumbh, Bhavya kumbh- Prayagraj #kumbh2019 by Ganesh Nadiger

Paint my city

Photo of Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India by Ganesh Nadiger

Tent city

Photo of Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India by Ganesh Nadiger

The flow of life.

Photo of Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India by Ganesh Nadiger

I took the holy dip on the Mahashivratri 4th March 2019.

This day is symbolic of the last holy bath of the Kalpvasis and is directly related to Lord Shiva. As per Hindu mythology, this day is awaited in the heavens as well.

The holy dip!

Photo of Triveni Sangam, Kareli, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India by Ganesh Nadiger

The congregation includes Ascetics, Saints, Sadhus, Sadhvis, Kalpvasis, and Pilgrims from all walks of life. People from all over the world come visit this marvelous event when it happens.

Photo of Triveni Sangam, Kareli, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India by Ganesh Nadiger

Selfie with stranger.

Photo of Triveni Sangam, Kareli, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India by Ganesh Nadiger
Photo of Triveni Sangam, Kareli, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India by Ganesh Nadiger

There are magnificent processions of saints and their disciples, and members of various Akharas (religious orders) take part in the rituals.

Photo of Triveni Sangam, Kareli, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India by Ganesh Nadiger

Colors of Kumbh is what I call looking at this magnificent different colors arranged near the Triveni sangam.

This is my best shot of the entire kumbhmela

Photo of Triveni Sangam, Kareli, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India by Ganesh Nadiger

Bade Hanuman Jee Temple, located beside Triveni Sangam.

Photo of Bade Hanuman Ji Temple, Sangam Marg, Allahabad fort, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India by Ganesh Nadiger

Jai shree ram

Photo of Bade Hanuman Ji Temple, Sangam Marg, Allahabad fort, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India by Ganesh Nadiger
Day 2
Photo of Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India by Ganesh Nadiger

I love eating/drinking street side fruits/juices. FYI It doesn't fall under junk category.

Photo of Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India by Ganesh Nadiger
Photo of Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India by Ganesh Nadiger

It was a splendid experience to visiting the mela at this age. Thank you Mom-Dad for your support.

Go solo

Photo of Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India by Ganesh Nadiger

The next kumbhmela is scheduled for 2025. I hope you get to experience it then.

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