Kumbh Mela Pilgrimage
Category: Sense of Place
Photo and caption by Alejandra Lopez-Zaballa Ruiz
The largest gathering on earth, up to 30 million in just one day. Hindu pilgrims bath at very early times to wash their sins away and stop the cycle of reincarnation. A religious tradition honoured over thousands years. This year's festival (2013) was the most important one in the last 144 years, according to the hindu sadhus and astrologers. It was definitely something unique, intense and overwhelming.
Location: Allahabad, India