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Title: Kumbha Mela


Demski, Dagnosław

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Place of publishing:

Allahabad ; Allahabad District ; Uttar Pradesh


Święto związane z cyklem Jowisza mające szczególne miejsce, gdzie Jamuna wpada do Gangesu w Allahabad (Prayag) w północnych Indiach, gromadzi co 12 lat kilkadziesiąt milionów pielgrzymów. Hinduistyczne obrzędy oraz rytuały są bardzo rozbudowane i trwają ponad dwa miesiące. Zdjęcia wykonane w 1989 roku


Kumbh Mela Festival (Iconographic Document)

Other names:

Obrazy Indii i Pakistanu-Kumbha Mela

Type of object:

Ethnographic object

Object description:

Photo (scan from slide). Kumbh mela views. In the foreground you can see scenes from the morning - at dawn - bathing in the waters of the Ganges and Yamuna. In the distance, you can see boats on the water and sticks stuck in the bottom of the river, marking the way to the basin of the waters of these two rivers. An event from the kumbh mela festival that takes place in Allahabad every 12 years (after 6 years, there is a so-called half-mela). It is the most numerous festival in Northern India, and the uniqueness of Allahabad is that it lies where the Jamuna flows into the Ganges. The place where the waters merge, and this place is precisely visible in the different colors of the two waters - is considered to be particularly suitable for a bath during kumbh mela.

Author (of drawing, photo, record):

Demski, Dagnosław



Accession number:

India part 2, box 6, 0020


Obrazy Indii i Pakistanu

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Creative Commons Attribution BY-SA 3.0 PL license

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Copyright-protected material. [CC BY-SA 3.0 PL] May be used within the scope specified in Creative Commons Attribution BY-SA 3.0 PL license, full text available at: ; -

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:

Operational Program Digital Poland, 2014-2020, Measure 2.3: Digital accessibility and usefulness of public sector information; funds from the European Regional Development Fund and national co-financing from the state budget. ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund



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Święto Kumbha mela (Dokument ikonograficzny) Oct 27, 2022

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