Evening Arati (Prayer) during the Maha Kumbh Mela (Fair) in Haridwar, Uttarakhand located along the holy river Ganges

Evening Arati (Prayer) during the Maha Kumbh Mela (Fair) in Haridwar, Uttarakhand located along the holy river Ganges

This set of photos were taken at the Maha Kumbh Mela (fair) at Haridwar, a once-in-12-year event. The 2010 edition started on January 14 to end on April 28. This photo was taken on January 15. Click on any image for a larger view.

It is an occasion for Hindus to come to Haridwar and take a dip / bath in the River Ganges, considered holy by them. And freezing temperatures rarely dissuade them from doing so. View more images on Facebook or Flickr.

 Evening Arati (Prayer) during the Maha Kumbh Mela (Fair) in Haridwar, Uttarakhand located along the holy river Ganges

Evening Arati (Prayer) during the Maha Kumbh Mela (Fair) in Haridwar, Uttarakhand located along the holy river Ganges

 Hindus taking a dip in the holy river Ganges during the Maha Kumbh Mela (Fair) in Haridwar, Uttarakhand

Hindus taking a dip in the holy river Ganges during the Maha Kumbh Mela (Fair) in Haridwar, Uttarakhand

15 Comments

  1. Shivani Nagar says:

    hi ajay….how have you been doing ? bomlastic work by you…..lets catch up soon…..

  2. Jasmeet Sings says:

    Great assortment of pictures Ajay. Makes me rather curious to go and get the feel of the mela!

  3. Himangshu Watts says:

    Lovely pix!

  4. You should Jasmeet – it is worth it. Just check on the good dates to go to. Have listed some on Kunzum.

  5. Kenroy Rodricks says:

    well captured.

  6. simply great

  7. Great work ajay

  8. Great job

  9. very good photographs ,keep it up

  10. I Love Maha Kumbh & This is Very Good Path

  11. ji ajay not bed, agar tum chaty to or bhi photoes dal sakty thy khumb per to lako photo bhi kam hai agar thumhare pass or phoho ho to send karo yaar.

  12. Ashish Gandhi says:

    the arti pics are great….Keep up the excellent work….

  13. wonderful shots…

  14. i almost come every month to haridwar from delhi,but still the pics look so stunning!!!!

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