Info

Pilgrims warm themselves in the predawn chill on the bank of the Ganges. Every 12 years, millions of devout Hindus celebrate the month-long festival of Kumbh Mela by bathing in the holy waters of the Ganges at Hardiwar, India. Hundreds of ashrams set up dusty, sprawling camps that stretch for miles. Under the watchful eye of police and lifeguards, the faithful throng to bathe in the river.

Add to Lightbox
Filename
IND_090_xs.jpg
Copyright
©Peter Menzel, www.menzelphoto.com
Image Size
688x1024 / 319.6KB
Contained in galleries
Pilgrims warm themselves in the predawn chill on the bank of the Ganges. Every 12 years, millions of devout Hindus celebrate the month-long festival of Kumbh Mela by bathing in the holy waters of the Ganges at Hardiwar, India. Hundreds of ashrams set up dusty, sprawling camps that stretch for miles. Under the watchful eye of police and lifeguards, the faithful throng to bathe in the river.