Shot it at Kumbha Mela 2010.
In Hindu mythology, its origin is found in one of the popular creation myths and the Hindu theories on evolution, the Samudra manthan episode (Churning of the ocean of milk), which finds mention in the Bhagavata Purana, Vishnu Purana, the Mahabharata, and the Ramayana.
The Gods had lost their strength, and to regain it, they thought of churning the Ksheera Sagara (primordial ocean of milk) for amrit (the nectar of immortality), this required them to make a temporary agreement with their arch enemies, the demons or Asuras, to work together with a promise of sharing the nectar equally thereafter. However, when the Kumbha (urn) containing the amrita appeared, a fight ensued. For twelve days and twelve nights (equivalent to twelve human years) the gods and demons fought in the sky for the pot of amrita. It is believed that during the battle, Lord Vishnu flew away with the Kumbha of elixir, and that is when drops of amrita fell at four places on earth: Prayag, Haridwar, Ujjain and Nashik, and that is where the Kumbh Mela is observed every twelve years.
First written evidence of the Kumbha Mela can be found in the accounts of Chinese traveller, Huan Tsang or Xuanzang (602 - 664 A.D.) who visited India in 629 -645 CE, during the reign of King Harshavardhana.
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nszeretlek (1199) 2010-02-18 8:12
It seems everything is excessive in India : colours , wires , extreme density , solid blue sky and life in all its extremes and contradictions . Nice window open to the street !
Best regards !
Morac (27419) 2010-02-18 10:43
C'est superbe avec ces couleurs bien chaudes et bien contrastées.
avishek_khan (544) 2010-02-19 1:12
Such a vibrant colourful composition this is. Great selection of POV to set the dark blue sky in the background.
isabela_sor (47379) 2010-03-01 8:26
Now I realize how many pics I missed in your gallery, dear Subir....
Vibrant colors and u have chosen the best POV to put them against the blue sky
Thanks for note
- Copyright: SUBIR BASAK (photographer123) (6246)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-02-12
- Categories: Daily Life, Festivals, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D60, 18-55mm, RAW
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Kumbh Mela 2010
- Theme(s): Maha KUMBH 2010...... [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-02-18 7:00