Kumbh Mela 2013

Every 12 years, millions of pilgrims gather for the Kumbh Mela at the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers near Allahabad, India.

The pilgrims bathe in the holy waters to purify themselves of sin, where gods are believed to have spilled drops of the nectar of immortality.

The Kumbh Mela is one of the most important pilgrimages in Hinduism and the largest temporary gathering anywhere in the world. The tented City is built over an area of 20 square kilometers.

I was there for 4 days including the most auspicious day when there were said to be 30 million pilgrims. Over the 55 days of the Kumbh there is said to be over 100 million bathers.

I have to say it was an incredible experience; there was a wonderful vibe. Everyone, all here for the same reason, here of there own free will. Amazing.