Kumbah Mela Part One of Three

The Kumbh Mela is a major pilgrimage and festival in Hinduism that draws tens of millions of Hindus together. It is celebrated in a cycle of approximately 12 years at four river-bank pilgrimage sites and at different times. This one took place in Allahabad [ancient holy city of Prayagraj], India at the confluence of the Ganges-Yamuna-Sarasvati rivers in February 2019. The festival is marked by a ritual dip in the waters, but it is also a celebration of community with numerous fairs, education, religious discourses by saints, mass feedings of monks for the poor, and entertainment spectacle.The seekers believe that bathing in these rivers is a means to prāyaścitta (atonement, penance) for past mistakes, and that it cleanses them of their past transgressions. The Kumbh Mela authorities said that the largest one-day attendance at the Kumbh Mela was 50 million on February 4 2019. More At Wikipedia

David’s documentary work has always been done in black and white, but the Kumbh Mela screamed for color.