This photo was taken during the 2007 Kumbh Mela in Allahabad(India). This was during the sadhus' procession to the Sangam to bathe on Mauni Amavasya, the new moon for the saints. It was very early in the morning, and there was a thick fog that added an even greater sense of magic and mystery to this ritual.  —Caption by Greg Vore

This photo was taken during the 2007 Kumbh Mela in Allahabad(India). This was during the sadhus' procession to the Sangam to bathe on Mauni Amavasya, the new moon for the saints. It was very early in the morning, and there was a thick fog that added an even greater sense of magic and mystery to this ritual. —Caption by Greg Vore

Kumbh Mela: Pictures from the world's largest festival as 10million pilgrims in the Ganges for Kumbh Mela

Kumbh Mela: Pictures from the world's largest festival as 10million pilgrims in the Ganges for Kumbh Mela

Kumbh Mela   Sacred site festivals in India, called melas, are a vital part of the pilgrimage tradition of Hinduism.

Kumbh Mela Sacred site festivals in India, called melas, are a vital part of the pilgrimage tradition of Hinduism.

A procession of Akharas marching over a makeshift bridge over the Ganges river, Kumbh Mela at Prayag, 2001

A procession of Akharas marching over a makeshift bridge over the Ganges river, Kumbh Mela at Prayag, 2001

Time for me to book a trip to this, looks fascinating. Sadhus @ Kumbh Mela, India

Time for me to book a trip to this, looks fascinating. Sadhus @ Kumbh Mela, India

Kumbh Mela Spiritual Festival, pilgrimage Allahabad, India This sadhu (renunciate) is almost buried in the malas (lit. "garlands") of rudrasksha beads he is wearing.

Kumbh Mela Spiritual Festival, pilgrimage Allahabad, India This sadhu (renunciate) is almost buried in the malas (lit. "garlands") of rudrasksha beads he is wearing.

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