Friday, February 12, 2010

My Allahabad Journey in Photos - II (Magh Mela)

Along the way to the Triveni Sangam...

 [ Pilgrims coming from all directions with a 
single goal of taking a holy dip at the Sangam]

 
[ Security men at the Mela ]

  
  [ Look at the crowds we were a part of !!]

[ Gathering of Sadhus in one 
of the various religious camps ]

[ An elderly couple enjoying the chaats ]

[ Giant wheel at the Mela ]
 
 
 [ Temporary Colonies during the Mela ]
 
 
[ Hanuman Temple near the Sangam ]
 
 At the Triveni Sangam...

    
 
 [ Crowds eager to cleanse their souls ]

  
 
[ Taking a holy bath ]
 
 
[ Coconuts, lamps and flowers
for offerings to the holy river ]
 
 
 [ Seeking blessings from the 
waters of the Holy Sangam ]

  
 [ A sage makes his way out ]

 [ Performing Charity ]

  
 [ Spot the TV vans and a 
Watch Tower in the background ]

  
[ Devotees performing a ritual ]  

11 comments:

  1. nice travel blog though not really frm photographiv point of view but very interesting. i wonder why all ur pics r vertical ?

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  2. Really appreciate ur comments. I admit I am not a great photographer and I will definitely put up horizontal pics next time.

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  3. Very interesting....traditional clothing and western style.

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  4. Visiting from WOW's Photo Gallery. These photos are wonderful. I can almost hear the noise and feel the hustle and bustle of the crowds.

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  5. Visiting from WOW. These are such interesting pictures of customs that most Americans never see. I was most fascinated by the size of the crowds. Thanks for sharing these! Kathy

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  6. Also visiting from WOW. Thank you so much for sharing these pictures, they are interesting to look at because it is not something we see here in the United States.

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  7. I love the crowd shots, it really captures a feel of the place. Visiting from WOW.

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  8. I am travelling through your blog.thanks Arti!

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  9. lovely! complete vibs are visible in the pics.

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