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At the Triveni sangam

Late in the evening, a play of lights at the sangam.
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A long trek with a heavy load.
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Sadhus perfoming puja at the Kumbh city.
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Putting a religious mark after the dip.
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A relaxed afternoon at the akhara.
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An akhara head with his entourage.
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A group of Naga Sadhus with a newly initiated one full of religious fervour.
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The ritual of donating a cow.
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A Naga Sadhu giving his blessings.
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Mendicants and their music.
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A boatman at work.
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Meals being prepared in makeshift kitchens.
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Pilgrims in boats at the confluence.
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A pre-dawn gathering near the sangam.
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A Naga Sadhu ecstatic after a dip in the sangam
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Visitors from other countries.
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Kumkums of different colours on sale.
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Pilgrims bathing at the sangam while others wait.
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A lone security guard keeping a watchful eye on the crowd at the sangam.
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pilgrims
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triveni sangam
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sadhu mounts on horseback
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deep in prayers
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run to sangam
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dip in holy river
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