By Mike Lander on
Kumbh Mela represents the largest, peaceful gathering of humanity anywhere on earth. DPI has a large collection of Hindu festival images both in India and Malaysia, but they all pale to a Kumbh Mela.
We are fortunate to have this collection of images of the Kumbh Mela held at Trimbak (Nashik) in August 1992 which has been submitted to us by Ashesh Shah. Ashesh is an accomplished photographer based in Mumbai. It is virtually impossible to travel throughout India and not be conscious of the deep, religious beliefs of the people.