Monks celebrate with music and chanting

The monks of Kalamabari Satra celebrate an important anniversary in their religious calender with mass chanting and cymbal playing

Photographs of Kumbh Mela

Pavan Dass
A morning prayer
Evening Arti
Basant Panchami
Balak Dass finishes adjusting his turban
Parkash Muni smokes a chilum
Sunset over the Sangam
Sunrise at the Kumbh
Aarti by the ganges
Sun sets over the festival
Naga procession to bathe
Naga Babas by the fire
Maha Dev Giri and two chelas
Evening Aarti
Balak Muni
Udasin reading the Gita
Haridwar Dass Udasin
Maha Dev Giri
Kedara Anand Giri
Ash tika
Surayand Sarswati
Prayer songs Kumbh Mela
Early morning Aarti Kumbh Mela
Vasu Dev Giri meditates
Kamlesh Giri
Ram Bharti
Sadhus walk to their initiation ceremony
Baharat Rajandera Nand Sarswati
Karan Giri overlooks initiates
Juna Akhara initiates
Kedara Anand Giri and chela
Naga Babas bathe in the Ganges, Kumbh Mela, Allahabad
Boatman, Kumbh Mela, Allahabad
Young sannyasi, Kumbh Mela, Allahabad
Ganges at Dawn, Kumbh Mela, Allahabad
Makar Sankranti, Kumbh Mela, Allahabad
Naga Babas, Kumbh Mela, Allahabad
Evening Ritual, Kumbh Mela, Allahabad
Rajasthani Pilgrim, Kumbh Mela, Allahabad
Bathing and Prayers, Kumbh Mela, Allahabad
Naga Baba, Kumbh Mela, Allahabad
Hindu Austerity, Kumbh Mela, Allahabad
Finishing a Cigarette, Kumbh Mela, Hardwar
Sadhu Portrait, Kumbh Mela, Hardwar
Ash Smeared Sadhu, Kumbh Mela, Hardwar
Seva Dar, Kumbh Mela, Hardwar
Sadhu Kumbh Mela, Hardwar.
Evening Bathing Ritual, Kumbh Mela, Hardwar
Nandi Bharti, Kumbh Mela, Hardwar
Prayers, Kumbh Mela, Hardwar
Celebrating With Fire, Kumbh Mela, Hardwar
Rebirth, Kumbh Mela, Hardwar
Brightly Coloured Tent, Kumbh Mela, Hardwar
The Mark of Lord Shiva, Kumbh Mela, Hardwar
Morning Bathing, Kumbh Mela, Hardwar
Udasin Meditates, Kumbh Mela, Hardwar
Naga Baba outside his tent, Kumbh Mela, Allahabad
Royal Bath, Kumbh Mela, Hardwar
Har Ki Puri, Hardwar, Kumbh Mela
After His Bath, Kumbh Mela, Hardwar
Bathing Ghat, Kumnb Mela, Hardwar
Morning Mantra, Kumbh Mela, Hardwar
Seated Naga Baba, Kumbh Mela Hardwar
Kumbh Mela, Hardwar
Sacred Fire, Kumbh Mela, Hardwar
Personal Prayers, Kumbh Mela Allahabad
The Ganges at Hardwar, Kumbh Mela, Allahabad
Sadhu, Kumbh Mela, Allahabad
Hindu Sannyasi, Kumbh Mela Allahabad
Monks, Kumbh Mela, Allahabad
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