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Kumbh Mela 2019: Sadhus Carry Out 'Nagar Pravesh' Procession

India | Associated Press | December 13, 2018, 3:52 pm
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 Panch Dashnam Atal Akhara sadhus during their 'Nagar Pravesh' procession for the Kumbh Mela 2019, in Allahabad. (Image: PTI)

Panch Dashnam Atal Akhara sadhus during their 'Nagar Pravesh' procession for the Kumbh Mela 2019, in Allahabad. (Image: PTI)

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 Niranjani Akhara sadhus perform 'Bhumi Pujan' to set up their tents at the bank of river Ganga ahead of Kumbh Mela festival, in Allahabad. (Image: PTI)

Niranjani Akhara sadhus perform 'Bhumi Pujan' to set up their tents at the bank of river Ganga ahead of Kumbh Mela festival, in Allahabad. (Image: PTI)

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 Indian labourers construct a pontoon bridge over the river Ganges for the upcoming Kumbh Mela festival, in Allahabad (Prayagraj). A 45 days festival starting from January 2019, where millions of Hindu devotees are expected to attend with the belief that taking a dip in the waters of the holy river will cleanse them of their sins. (Image: AP)

Indian labourers construct a pontoon bridge over the river Ganges for the upcoming Kumbh Mela festival, in Allahabad (Prayagraj). A 45 days festival starting from January 2019, where millions of Hindu devotees are expected to attend with the belief that taking a dip in the waters of the holy river will cleanse them of their sins. (Image: AP)

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 A Sadhu waits to meet officials of Kumbh Mela festival in Allahabad (Prayagraj). Millions of Hindu pilgrims and holy men are expected to attend the festival, starting from January 2019. (Image: AP)

A Sadhu waits to meet officials of Kumbh Mela festival in Allahabad (Prayagraj). Millions of Hindu pilgrims and holy men are expected to attend the festival, starting from January 2019. (Image: AP)

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 Labourers carry an iron beam for constructing a pontoon bridge across the river Ganges for the upcoming Kumbh Mela festival, in Allahabad (Prayagraj). (Image: AP)

Labourers carry an iron beam for constructing a pontoon bridge across the river Ganges for the upcoming Kumbh Mela festival, in Allahabad (Prayagraj). (Image: AP)

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 A Hindu holy man takes rest on the banks of the river Ganges in Allahabad (Prayagraj). (Image: AP)

A Hindu holy man takes rest on the banks of the river Ganges in Allahabad (Prayagraj). (Image: AP)

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 Labourers pull a pontoon buoy as they build a floating pontoon bridge over the river Ganges for the upcoming Kumbh Mela festival, in Allahabad (Prayagraj). (Image: AP)

Labourers pull a pontoon buoy as they build a floating pontoon bridge over the river Ganges for the upcoming Kumbh Mela festival, in Allahabad (Prayagraj). (Image: AP)

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 Labourers carry heavy rope for pulling a pontoon buoy as they build a floating pontoon bridge over the river Ganges for the upcoming Kumbh Mela festival, in Allahabad (Prayagraj). (Image: AP)

Labourers carry heavy rope for pulling a pontoon buoy as they build a floating pontoon bridge over the river Ganges for the upcoming Kumbh Mela festival, in Allahabad (Prayagraj). (Image: AP)

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