Warrior priests at the Mahakumbh

Category: Spontaneous Moments

 

Photo and caption by Kartik Mahadev

The Mahakumbh is a truly overwhelming experience, if not for the spirituality of it then for the sheer number of people who gather to take a dip in the holy waters of river Ganga and wash away sins. This click is from main bathing day at this years special Mahakumbh that occurs once in a century. These 'Naga sadhus' were returning from their dip in the river chanting 'Har HAr Mahadev' - praise lord Shiva. The atmosphere was charged with high passion and devotion.

Location: Mahakumbh, Allahabad, India

 

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