Kumbh Mela – Shahi Snan Images

An outlook at Purna Kumbh Mela at Haridwar. The shots were taken during the Pratham Shahi Snan (1st Royal Bath) which took place on 12th Feb 2010.

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Kumbh Mela – Haridwar is all set for the next round

Maha Kumbh Haridwar 2010 began, 14 Jan 2010 amid huge religious fanfare and tight security and over 25 lakh people took a ‘snan’ (bath) in the Ganga on the occasion of ‘Makar Sankranti’ — known as Uttarayan in other parts of the country the day when the sun starts to move northwards marking the decline […]

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Bathing Ghats in Kumbh Mela

Bathing in the holy river on the auspicious occasion of Kumbh Mela is the most important activity for millions of people in India. A large tented city is erected and pilgrims stay at tents owned by Pandas (religious and spiritual guides) and at various ashrams. Others will just camp on the ground or turn up […]

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Ashrams/Dharamshala in Haridwar

Haridwar is also known as a place of Dharamshala’s. There are roughly more than 300 Ashrams and Dharamshalas in Haridwar which can accommodate more than 20000 pilgrims during Kumbh, Ardh Kumbha and other important occasion in Haridwar. This Ashrams and Dharamshala’s provide basic facilities and in return they charge very nominal fees. Here are details […]

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Kumbh Mela – At a glance

Kumbh Mela is a mass Hindu pilgrimage. It occurs four times every twelve years and rotates among four locations: Allahabad (Prayag) at the confluence of the Ganga and Yamuna and mythical Saraswati river, Haridwar along the Ganga river, Ujjain along the Kshipra river and Nashik along the Godavari river.

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009