shahi snan in Kumbh Mela

About Kumbh Mela

It is wonderful, the power of a faith like that, that can make multitudes upon multitudes of the old and weak and the young and frail enter without hesitation or complaint upon such incredible journeys and endure the resultant miseries without repining. It is done in love, or it is done in fear; I do not know which it is. No matter what the impulse is, the act born of it is beyond imagination, marvelous to our kind of people, the cold whites. This is what Mark Twain had to say after his visit to the Kumbh Mela in the year 1985. And since then the place has been a huge magnet to bring in more and more tourists every year. (more…)

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