The Aarti ceremony held each night along the Ganges river in Varanasi.
Watching the gulls that the Sudha had just fed.
A pilgrim holding her vessel of holy water from the Ganges River.
Keeping warm in Varanasi on the steps next the the Ganges River!
Plan for Kumbh Mela - I stayed in Tent CIty at bottom
Entire festival is built on the flood plan of the Ganges RIver - 32 sq KM. Largest gathering in the world - about 33 million (or 50 million) people attending while I was there.
Holy ritual of bathing in the Ganges River on the auspicious day - sometimes bit carried away.
Bathing in the Ganges RIver
Can you do this ? Some of these Sadhus have been growing their hair out since children.
This water in the Ganges River is COLD !
The holy men are blessing the many containers of holy water from the Ganges River after the ritual bathing in the morning.
The small bags contain marigolds and containers of holy water from the Ganges River.
One of the many ceremonies we saw at the Kumbh Mela.
The small bags contain containers of holy water from the Ganges River
Attending one of the processions of SUdhas.