Object structure

Title:

Kumbha Mela (Iconographic document)

Creator:

Demski, Dagnosław

Place of publishing:

Allahabad ; Allahabad District ; Uttar Pradesh

Date issued/created:

[1989]

Description:

Photography (scan from a slide). The views from the Kumbha Mela. In the foreground you can see the scene of the morning - the dawn-bath in the waters of the Ganges and Yamuna. In the distance you can see a boat on the water and sticks driven into the bottom of the river defining the way to the catchment of the two rivers. On the shore are visible pilgrims disguised for swimming. This is done during the Kumbha Mela that take place in Allahabad every 12 years (after 6 years is done so called semi-mela). This is the most numerous festival in northern India, and Allahabad uniqueness lies in the fact that it lies at the point where the Yamuna flows into the Ganges. Place of merging the waters, and precisely place can be seen by the different colors of both water - is considered particularly auspicious for bathing during the Kumbha mela

Subject and Keywords:

ethnography ; social culture ; social life ; material culture ; Kumbha Mela festival ; Allahabad (India)

Resource Type:

Photography

Format:

text/html

Source:

part 1, box 12, 0008

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund