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Kumbha mela is believed to be the largest religious gathering on earth. It happened in Nashik this year. Millions of people came attend this fair. Here you can see a very small cross section of those people.
People have come from far to cleanse their sins
People came alone and in groups
They stayed there for days
People organised and arranged everything for the pilgrims
Those people ranged from Commandos to..
Flower sellers to..
to food sellers
Young people to..
..to old people
Men in White to..
Women in Red
And there were all kinds of people in that small space.
But the highlight was the Sadhus /hermits/saints/pilgrims.
A very young one
A young one
An old one
A saffron one
A black one
A calm one
A cool one
A smiling one
A singing one
A talking one
a techie one..
And there were a lot of interesting moments to capture.
And while walking again
And then Someone caught me red handed when I was taking pictures
While someone was completely unaware
And then there was a sadhu meeting happening somewhere
And followers following Sadhu
While someone was trying to become a pseduo sadhu
But the most interesting part was to capture the Naga sadhus.
And while initiating
And they all gave me a wonderful experience to cherish.
[PS : I have deliberately used the term Sadhu which means renunciates who seeks nothing but liberation/Nirvana/Moksha. These pictures represents only a very small part of sadhus to come to any conclusions.]