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Kumbh Mela: Pictures and Photographs

Kumbh(Pot) Mela(Fair) is that pilgrimage occurs four times every twelve years, once at each of the four locations in India. Attended by millions of people, making it the largest pilgrimage gathering around the world.

When Jupiter (Guru) and Sun are in zodiac sign Leo(Simha Rashi) it is celebrated in Trimbakeshwar, Nashik.

A ritual bath at a predetermined time and place is the major event of this festival. Thousands of holy men/women (monks, saints, sadhus) grace the occasion by their presence. A holy dip in the river is considered to wash away all your past sins. Other activities include religious discussions, devotional singing, mass feeding of holy men/women and the poor, and religious assemblies where doctrines are debated and standardized.

The observance of Kumbha Mela is based upon the following story : thousands of years ago, perhaps in the Vedic period, gods and demons made a temporary agreement to work together in obtaining amrita (the nectar of immortality) from the Milky Ocean, and to share this equally. However, when the Kumbha (pot) containing the amrita appeared, the demons ran away with the pot and were chased by the gods. For twelve days and twelve nights (equivalent to twelve human years) the gods and demons fought in the sky for the possession of this pot of amrita. It is said that during the battle, drops of amrita fell on to four places : Prayag, Haridwar, Ujjain and Nasik. Thus, Kumbha mela is observed at these four locations where the nectar fell.

The Four locations are
* Prayag (near the city of Allahabad, in the state of Uttar Pradesh) at the confluence of three rivers Ganga (Ganges), Yamuna and Saraswati
* Haridwar (in the state of Uttar Pradesh) where the river Ganga enters the plains from Himalayas
*Ujjain (in Madhya Pradesh), on the banks of Ksipra river
* Nasik (in Maharashtra) on the banks of Godavari river.

Trimbakeshwar

Foggy Igatpuri
Foggy Igatpuri
Tree Tunnel !
Tree Tunnel !
Entering Trimbakeshwar. The clouds had beautifully descenced on the mountain top.
Entering Trimbakeshwar
Long lines at Trimbakeshwar Temple.
Trimbakeshwar Temple
Kushavartra.
Kushavartra
Sadhu in an elephant carriage. Bangles ornamented on the tusk
Sadhu in an elephant carriage
A exhibitional warrior with needles
Pierced Warrior !
Procession in a Antique car
Procession in a Antique car
Procession
Procession
Procession in a modern converted jeep
Procession
Naga Sadhu carrying some trumpet
Naga Sadhu 1
Naga Sadhu 2
Naga Sadhu 2
Serious
Serious
Chillums have been replaced with ciggarettes !
Smokin !
Smiling
Smiling
Serious
Serious

Panchavati

Educational Graffiti Sadhu: Preaching the evils of dowry and saving country, industry and women
Educational Graffiti Sadhu
Educational Sadhu: Posing for the camera with more placards
Educational Graffiti Sadhu
Sadhu with long hair ... and a wrist watch !
Sadhu with long hair
Huge Moulds of kumkum
Huge Moulds of kumkum
None are spared of SMS craze.
SMS Sadhus
Fountains behind Trimbakeshwar Temple
Fountains
Fountains behind Trimbakeshwar Temple
Fountains
Some hotel Palace
Some hotel Palace
Mandir
Mandir
Top view of Panchavati
Top view of Panchavati
Ram Kund.
Ram Kund
The Famous Naroshankarachi Ghanta.
Historic Naroshankar Ghanta (Bell)
Surprised Hanuman ! Standing on someones head.
Surprised Hanuman !
Huge Maruti Idol
Huge Maruti Idol
As written on the temple Gautami - Bhagirathi- Ganga - Godavari Mandir: Opens once in 12 years
Temple which opens once in 12 years
Very Queer Idol in Gautami - Bhagirathi- Ganga - Godavari temple. Legs start from shoulders with a face at feet !
Very Queer Idol
Main Idol in Gautami - Bhagirathi- Ganga - Godavari temple.
Main Idol
Mahatma Gandhijis ashes were dropped in Ramkund after his death. Mr. Nehru was also present on this occasion.
Gandhi Memorial
Ram Kund
Ram Kund
Immersed Temples
Immersed Temples
Underwater Idol
Underwater Idol
Hanuman Idol
Hanuman Idol
Twin faces idol where the blue part is of lord shiva
Twin faces idol
Ram Laksman Sita Idols in Kalaram Temple
Ram Laksman Sita Idols in Kalaram Temple
Lamps flowing in Ram Kund
Lamps flowing in Ram Kund
Ram Kund at Night
Ram Kund at Night
Kalaram Temple.
Kalaram Temple
Ram Kund at night
Ram Kund at night
Filming for some documentary
Filming for some documentary
Idol in Godavari Temple
Godavari Idol
The Sadhu !
THE Sadhu !
Train passing lush green fields
Train passing lush green fields
Duck
Goose
Blue Sunset while coming back to mumbai
Blue Sunset





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