Friday, January 9, 2009

On the way to Gangasagar mela

Kolkata is the entry point for the famous Gangasagar mela. Devotees from every corner of the country come here to get Sagar island. Govt of West Bengal makes a transit camp at Babughat for them. A little wandering with the camera in a mid January afternoon catch some moment of this camp life.

Baba (Sadhu) preparing himself for the mela

Someone is very happy with the arrangements

Somewhere Conflict between Yatris ( Devotees) for space/facilities can be seen

Someone is very relaxed and passing jokes with the fellow Sadhus

Some one is a bit anxious about the remaining part of the Yatra

Some one is playing with his musical instrument

Someone is very lonely and waiting for the boat

Even curious media is present there to cover the whole episode.

Some Naga Sadhu demonstrating his meditation technique

Some high tech Baba is making some important call along with Ganja

East and West makes a very interesting blend