The Emotions of Kumbh


The greatest gathering on the Earth

Is there anyone without any dominating pride and without any money greed, and only Faith in the Gods with a lot of expressions and feelings on their faces? Yes I am talking about the greatest peaceful religious gathering on the Earth named Kumbh Mela.

The Kumbh Mela, a long-awaited pilgrimage, is a deep experience established in Hinduism. This year, I was privileged to attend this magnificent gathering. The Kumbh Mela is a spiritual awakening and devotional gathering, not just a celebration. Let us dig into the majesty of this profound occasion.


Sprituality : A quiet conscience makes one strong


The Emotions : Photography is about capturing souls and not smiles alone.

A Massive Spiritual Gathering

The Kumbh Mela sanctifies the region with its spiritual significance in many historically revered destinations such as Haridwar, Prayag, Ujjain, and Nasik. The holy spectacle took place this year, in 2019, at the Triveni Sangam in Prayagraj, popularly known as Allahabad. The Ardh Kumbh, which occurs every six years, drew an unprecedented number of pilgrims and tourists in 2019.


Demon eyes : Being a devil is nice.


Don’t Disturb : The Naga baba is entering another world

A Tapestry of Emotions and Devotion

A lot of people came to the Kumbh Mela for many different reasons. During the Shahi Snan, devotees looked forward to the lucky chance to take a holy dip in the river, and tourists came to see the pilgrims’ fervor. Among all the people, what really jumped out were the different feelings that were written on each face. The range of feelings about this spiritual group, from excitement to worry to happiness, painted a clear picture of who they were.


Experienced Face : The expression is very deep


Frame : Old man is working in the border

Capturing Pictures of Emotional Moments

The people who came had their own stories written on their faces. Each mood, which was unique and honest, showed how they really felt. It’s amazing how facial movements can paint a picture of feelings and emotions that can’t be seen. I tried to capture these strong feelings through the lens of my camera during my stay.


The Silence : Mouth is close but eyes are telling a story


A Gentleman : I like to photograph anyone before he knows what his best angle is

Supporting the Art of Storytelling

Your support can make it possible to make more interesting stories and questions. You can help make the process of bringing these moving stories to life stronger. If you can relate to the main ideas of these stories, your support can help keep the art of speaking alive.


The Eyes : Should learn to listen before you look


Angry face : The old man is showing his Seriousness

The Kumbh Mela is more than just an event; it’s an experience that people who see it will never forget. When people of different faiths, devotions, and emotions come together at this event, they make an amazing show that goes beyond words.


Savage Face : The man is looking fierce


Trust of Sacred : This man has pride for religion


Sensible : The devotee is writing


Believer : The man has faith in God


The Peaceful : Old man sitting with a support of stick


The Urban devotee : The middle-aged man is waiting for a phone call

All the photos and text in this post are copyright of Mayank Tyagi, Muzaffarnagar, U P Creative Hut Institute of Photography .Their reproduction, full or part, is forbidden without the explicit approval of the rightful owners.

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