Young Brahmin Hindu priest giving me a gaze beyond his years in the major pilgrimage site of Allahabad.
It is here that the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers meet making it of the utmost importance to Hindus.
The Kumbh Mela takes place here every four years and is one of the largest gatherings of people on the planet.
More to follow after the jump
The meeting or confluence of the rivers is referred to as Sangam and it was here that these pictures were taken. Early each morning people come to bathe at the rivers edge or take a short boat ride further out to make their offerings to the river.
Allahabad was originally known as Prayag coming from the word Prayaga which means ‘place of offerings’. Further North I had already visited the town of Devprayag (Deva meaning Gods) where the Alaknanda and Bagirathi rivers meet so I’m further understanding that these confluence points are very significant to the Hindu faith.
That’s all for now, I’ll let the pictures say the rest….