Feb 232013

Naga Sadhus & other pictures of Kumbh Mela Allahabad 

There are a lot of things that happen only in India and it is just not possible to find a parallel of them anywhere in world. Kumbh Mela is one such relegious event. I sorely missed going to the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad due to various reasons.  I badly wanted to go, when our photography group HWS or Hyderabad Weekend Shoot were planning to go there. But as they say in India you do not go to a holy place, the holy place calls you. So when the photography group returned I requested Vijay Jata a senior member of the group if he would be kind enough to share his pictures to be published on Desi Traveler he agreed. So here dear friends are beautiful pictures clicked and magnanimously shared by Vijay Jata.  I present pictures from Kumbh Mela clicked by Vijay Jata.


Vijay: We have been to Maha Kumbh mela at Allahabad and experience the Hindu Traditional of mass Hindu pilgrimage of faith in which Hindus gather at  sacred river Ganga or Ganges for a bath in the river. Here are some pictures of Kumbh Mela, where we clicked Naga Sadhus, Pilgrims, devotees Indians and Foreigners both who had come to Kumbh Mela. Some were tourists, some were devotees, some were lost souls trying to find a  meaning and some were photographers like us. But no matter what our purpose to visit Kumbh we were all one little speck in this largest congregation of humans on a single place on planet earth.

Panto on bridge for Kumbh Mela over Ganges

Kumbh Mela Lights

millions of people at kumbh mela in allahbad

The Kumbh Mela City is Created to accommodate millions of pilgrims



a priest serving prasad to the pilgrims on banks of holy ganges during kumbh mela

We All Need Blessings

Naga Sadhus with white foreign women

Babas and Babes at Kumbh Mela

Computer Baba - Sadhu with ipad

Computer Baba – A Sadhu with ipad

pilgrims cook on make shift stoves on the bank of river ganga during Kumbh Mela

Heat And Dust- But The Food Was Must


Indian holy man enjoying a high

In His Own World

Magic Show Kumbh Mela

The Magic of Kumbh Mela

a holy women or sadhu at kumbh mela Allahabad

Take My Blessings From Kumbh

a naga sadhu at Kumbh Mela Allahabad

A Naga Sadhu

a foreign tourist during Kumbh mela allahabad

Pilgrims Come In All Shapes, Size and Colors

Foreign tourists at Kumbh Mela

Foreign tourists at Kumbh Mela

Red Eyes Naga Sadhu portrait Kumbh mela

Portrait of a Naga Sadhu

Kali Mata idol at Kumbh Mela

Kali at Kumbh Mela

Naga Sadhu shahi snan kumbh mela

A Naga Sadhu takes a holy dip during Kumbh Mela

boy jumping in holy ganges to take a dip in holy waters

The Water Was Not Cold For These Boys

Sunset at Kumbh Mela

Sunset At Kumbh Mela



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About the  PhotographerVijay Jata, is a Software Engineer by profession and  an Amateur Photographer with a desire to capture Landscapes & Portraits and interesting movements in and around. You can check his work here on  his Facebook Profile



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  4 Responses to “Pictures of Kumbh Mela Allahabad by Vijay Jata”

Comments (4)
  1. absolutely amazing pictures

  2. Marvelous captures!

  3. Very interesting and colorful!
    Thank you Prasad! and Vijay!

  4. I can’t seem to get enough of these Kumbhamela pictures.
    Thanks guys. 🙂

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