Kumbha Mela 2013, Slide Show, by Stephen Knapp

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This is a slide show of the Kumbha Mela of 2013 in Allahabad, India. These photos were taken over February 8th to the 11th, the New Moon weekend, or Amavasya. This was the most important time to be there and when it was the most crowded. This gives views of the festival, the millions of people, the camps, tents, the Iskcon camp and its Harinam through the festival, the Naga Babas, the "Parade of Saints", and the bathing at the sangam, the meeting place of the Ganga and Yamuna rivers during the sacred time when the nectar of immortality was supposed to be manifest in the waters. It was an intense event, but a blessing to be there. You can also see more about this through the video recordings I have posted.
More information about the Vedic culture and photos of many of India's ancient holy sites, along with numerous books and articles by Stephen Knapp about these topics can be found at: stephen-knapp.com or stephenknapp.info and stephenknapp.wordpress.com