Sunday, February 21, 2010

Unseen Rajasthan Exclusive-Maha Kumbh Festival.

Kumbh Festival- Kumbh means Water pot or Vessel.Kumbh Festival is one of the Biggest Saint Festival in the World where Millions of Saints from every part of The World come to take bath in the Holy River "Ganga".I am happy that i got the opportunity to visit this Festival on 12th Feb 2010 and i am happy to share with you all.

Kumbh festival is organized in every 4 years at 4 different locations viz Nasik,Haridwar,Allahabad and Ujjain.Once happened at a location comes after 12 years only.This is the time when you can see the Real Spirituality of India.

People not only take bath but also pray to God to forgive them for all the sins they have committed.

Kumbh Festival Held every year and last for 4 months and 4 Major Baths are known as "Shahi Snan" or " Royal Bath" in which Saints according to their category take bath.

First bath is taken by " Naga Sadhu" who dnt wear anything and keep arms with them and then only other saints enter the river.

I feel it was my Luck that i got the opportunity to visit Maha Kumbh Festival.

Any questions regarding Kumbh are Welcome ..





69 comments:

Babli said...

I never got an opportunity to visit Kumbh Festival. You have described with beautiful pictures about the festival and it is really appreciable. Wonderful photography. I liked this post very much and it is one of your best post. Infact your all posts are excellent. Keep up your good work.

Vagabonde said...

You have posted some very nice pictures to show us a festival which is unknown to many of us. You said that any questions are welcome. My question : why is this festival for men only? Or were they women there and you did not photograph them?

Luciana P. said...

Uau!!!

Que interessante este post, muito bom.
Parabéns pelo post, as imagens são fantásticas.

Um ótimo domingo para você.
Aqui na ilha, sol, calor, alegria e verão contagiante.

Beijos!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

I used to live in Haridwar till I got married. It is amazing to see the sadhus( saints) renouncing all earthly superficial benefits and come down from the Himalayas at exact period just to free themselves from the eternal cycle of life and death. Great Pictures

Abe Lincoln said...

An amazing set of pictures.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

@ Vagabonde : No, This festival is for both Men and Women but they both take bath at different places at same location.I didn't photographed them as that's not allowed.

Clytie said...

Beautiful pictures and wonderful description of the bathing festival. I also appreciate that you had respect for tradition to not photograph the female bath.

Pietro said...

A really interesting post. Wonderful series of pictures and very good description of this great and important event. Thanks for sharing.

LILIANA G. said...

LLAMATIVAS IMAGENES!!! MUY INTERESANTE.
UN BESO DESDE ARGENTINA

Kilauea Poetry said...

Oh gosh..these look pretty vivid!! The eighth one down looks like my dad in a bad dream! (lol)..These are really great captures of this event! Cheers-

Amin said...

Excuse me.But it is not easy to understand.For us it is a sin to be without clothers,that is why to understand is hard.

Carver said...

Wonderful shots from the festival. Very interesting and you captured it so well.

Mª Angeles y Jose said...

fascinante reportaje que nos muestra una cultura muy desconocida para muchos de nosotros.

Besos

Regina said...

Interesting and well presented.

Tammie Lee said...

amazing to see a festival like this. It is unique from anything we see in the USA, as far as I know. Thank you for sharing this.

James said...

Pretty cool shots. I've never seen so many streakers before.

The Holy Lama said...

This post needs more descriptive pasages. The photos can portray different images on minds from other cultures.

giordan said...

fantastic to be a great occasion

good day

patricia said...

espectacular! maravilloso!!!
gracias por compartir!!
saludos.

Jagruti said...

Never been to Kumbh mela...;-(( wish one day I could..nice sets of pics...been to haridwar when I was little girl..thanx for sharing these wonderful post...

Shell Sherree said...

Thank you for the glimpse into this esteemed occasion!

Krisno said...

Excellent shots..I never seen this festival before..Interesting.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Interesting post! Great clicks and gorgeous colors!

Cheers,

Rosa

ρομπερτ said...

Thank you so very much for this entry of yours and the amazing photography !

You may only imagine how much I'd like to spend my next life as a Sadhu.

A wonderful Tuesday for you.

Babzy said...

Thanks for sharing this event with us :)

Evelyn Howard said...

Thanks for sharing yr photos - they are amazing.

Vaggelis said...

very unusual for me. but looks great festival. i must admire your great colors.

KAHVIKISSA ;) said...

nice when you visited the village of my pages;) beautiful pictures you have here!

JOE TODD said...

Love all the color and commentary. I'm sure I'll never get to visit India so I'll be a blog tourist through your blog. Thank you

clairz said...

Every time I visit your blog, I see and read about things I have never known. Thank you for sharing your part of the world with us.

She Writes said...

I have never seen such a festival! The end looks beautiful with people all standing in the water.

Spiderdama said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!
This is amazing pictures and colors:-)

Luzia said...

Wonderful pictures of a important cultural and religious event. Thank you for the pictures and the informations! Greetings from Luzia.

ARIPI DE FLUTURE said...

beautiful photos

sideny said...

Ola

Bonitas fotos.

Interesante festival, adorava um dia poder ir ver.

Ronda Laveen said...

Is this the Kumbha Meala? Sorry...not quite sure of the spelling. I have several friends there right now. My guru is Sai Maa. Your pictures are very great and have a spiritual quality that comes through. The saddha in the Jeep is such a contrast.

José Ramón said...

Wonderful stories are full of beauty thanks for showing it.

Creativity and imagination from pictures of Jose Ramon Thanks for the comments
Greetings

Lindy MacDuff said...

Very interesting, and very colorful photos you have shared.

aa said...

Very interesting this festival, which takes baths several people in the waters of the river...
I really enjoyed this series of photos full of color and with which we can have more idea of what this ritual...
Thanks for sharing.

Star said...

Soooooooooo colourful. I can feel the atmosphere coming through. So many people all coming together in peace and happiness. Can't be bad, can it!
Blessings, Star

Ana Martins said...

a different culture but very interesting!

Kisses,
Ana Martins

Carolina said...

Estimado Unseen: Son imagenes muy impactantes! Gracias por compartirlas. Saludos.

Pamela said...

You were really lucky to get there, an unforgettable experience I must say. Thanks for sharing with your readers.

Paola said...

I love everything that is culture ... and customs of each country ... and these rites are unique in their way of expressing such great religion ...
Just a nice photo shoot ... congratulations!
Hello Unseen Rajasthan thanks for the visit and compliments ... six very kind ...
I leave you a good day ... hugs

Arasu said...

The photos and description of the Kumbh festival are interesting. Nice captures of the great festival.

BlueJayEye said...

wow, beautiful pictures, thank you for sharing...

Rajesh said...
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altadenahiker said...

Very powerful photos. Must have been an amazing experience.

Multiolhares said...

I adored to know a little more than your culture, for the photos apercebo me that she does not have women, this party is alone for men, or at least the part of the banns also the women can make, ask to you therefore say that he is on the espiritualidade. kisses

Elsa said...

Un buen e interesante reportaje, tanto el texto como las fotografías.
Gracias por compartir.

Nevine said...

Very colorful and interesting photos. Thank you for sharing the Kumbh Festival with us. You are lucky to have been there, certainly! And we are lucky to be able to enjoy your lovely photos.

Nevine

lazyclick said...

Beautiful shots.

subu.ps said...

A good blog promoting rajasthan the way it truly deserves. I am also trying to do the same for Kerala, eventhough in a small way

ShySongbird said...

I had never heard of this festival before so thank you for sharing it with us Bharat. The photos are lovely as always and so colourful!

Babli said...

आपको और आपके परिवार को होली पर्व की हार्दिक बधाइयाँ एवं शुभकामनायें!

makistakis said...

Traducción del inglés al español
Kumbh Festival Kumbh significa olla de agua o Vessel.Kumbh Festival es uno de las fiestas más grandes del mundo, donde millones de santos de todas las partes del mundo vienen a bañarse en el río sagrado "Ganga". Me alegro de que me la oportunidad de visitar este Festival en 12 de febrero 2010 y estoy feliz de compartir con todos ustedes.

Festival Kumbh se organiza cada 4 años en 4 diferentes lugares a saber Nasik, Haridwar, Allahabad y Ujjain.Once ocurrió en un lugar only.This viene después de 12 años es el momento en que se puede ver la verdadera espiritualidad de la India.

La gente no sólo tomar el baño, pero también orar a Dios que los perdone por todos los pecados que han cometido.

Kumbh Festival que se celebra cada año y una duración de 4 meses y 4 baños principales se conocen como "Shahi Snan" o "Royal Bath" en la que los Santos de acuerdo a su categoría de tomar el baño.

El primer baño se toma por "Naga Sadhu" que DNT usar nada y mantener las armas con ellos y sólo otros santos entrar en el río.

Creo que tuve la suerte de que tuve la oportunidad de visitar Maha Kumbh Festival.

Cualquier pregunta relacionada con Kumbh son Bienvenidos ..


¡¡¡¡Eeeehhhh, AMIGO, BHARAT.

Mis excusas por despistar.
Preciosidad de reportaje, muy natural, como todo lo de ustedes.
Fuertes y amigables saludos.


Eeeehhhh, FRIEND, BHARAT.

My apologies for misdirection.
Preciosidad story, very natural, like all of you.
Heavy and friendly greetings.

Wildhearts said...

Beautiful photos. I love the colors.

fufu said...

wow they are polluting the river >< but anyway i still wanna see this festival =p

Paulo Sempre said...

Hello my fried.

claude said...

Hello Bharat !
Sorry for not having visited your blog for a long time.
We can watch that every year on the TV.
Friendly
Claude

divsi said...

these pics bring out the essence of kumbh!
u re a brilliant photographer bharat!
way to go!!

:)

p.s: i wish we cud do sumthing for the pollution of the rivers though..:(

Trotter said...

Hi Bharat! Happy Holi. Great Festival of Colours!!
Wonderful pictures. Great reportage of the festival...

Meanwhile, Blogtrotter 2 is still in Haiti, now at Malfini Beach. Hope you enjoy and have a great week!!

Caçador said...

Amezing report.

Chears

humanobserver said...

you were lucky to attend this huge event.

indicaspecies said...

Thanks for sharing these photographs of the Kumbh Mela.

Espresso said...

How different festivals are celebrated around the world...
Photos very exotic.
Greetings from distant Polish :)

Vishal said...

Feels amazing to see these pics. Good blog wch is promoting culture of Rajasthan.

Vishal said...

Feels amazing to see these pics. Good blog wch is promoting culture of Rajasthan.

maha kumbh festival said...

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