SIMHASTHA KUMBH MELA NASIK 2015 – A Photo walk of Second Shahi Snan

As per mythology the drops Amrita (Nectar) fell at the Godavari River in Nasik when Lord Vishnu flew to heaven after the Samundra Manthan. So the place considered sacred and is of very religious importance. In the lunar month of Magh when Sun and Jupiter are in Leo (Singh Rashi) zodiac sign Kumbh Mela is held at Trimbakeshwar in Nasik.

Millions of pilgrims come here to wash away their sins in the holy river, Godavari. The two bathing ghats, Ramkund in Panchavati and Kushavarta holy reservoir in Trimbak become the main centre of attraction for the thousands of Sadhus and millions of pilgrims from all over the country.

Trimbakeshwar Temple and in the back ground Brahmagiri Mountains
Trimbakeshwar Temple and in the back ground Brahmagiri Mountains
Sadhu blowing the Conch
Sadhu blowing the Conch
A Sadhu near the temple at Trimbakeshwar
A Sadhu near the temple at Trimbakeshwar

Sadhu at Kushavart
Sadhu at Kushavart

Proceeding towards Ramkund for the holy bath
Proceeding towards Ramkund for the holy bath

A foreign tourist interacting with a Sadhu
A foreign tourist interacting with a Sadhu

Pilgrims proceeding towards Ramkund for the holy bath
Pilgrims proceeding towards Ramkund for the holy bath

Different Sects of Sadhus proceeding towards the ghats for the holy bath
Different Sects of Sadhus proceeding towards the ghats for the holy bath

Different Sects of Sadhus proceeding towards the ghats for the holy bath
Different Sects of Sadhus proceeding towards the ghats for the holy bath
Different Sects of Sadhus proceeding towards the ghats for the holy bath
Different Sects of Sadhus proceeding towards the ghats for the holy bath
Different Sects of Sadhus proceeding towards the ghats for the holy bath
Different Sects of Sadhus proceeding towards the ghats for the holy bath
Different Sects of Sadhus proceeding towards the ghats for the holy bath
Different Sects of Sadhus proceeding towards the ghats for the holy bath
Different Sects of Sadhus proceeding towards the ghats for the holy bath
Different Sects of Sadhus proceeding towards the ghats for the holy bath
Sadhus at the bathing ghat
Sadhus at the bathing ghat
Sadhus at the bathing ghats
Sadhus at the bathing ghats
The Holy Dip
The Holy Dip
The Holy Dip
The Holy Dip
The Holy Dip
The Holy Dip
View of the Bathing Ghats
View of the Bathing Ghats
Another view of the bathing ghats
Another view of the bathing ghats
Another view of the bathing ghats
Another view of the bathing ghats