Category Archives: Kumbh Mela

Some notes on India

So I know it seems like I’m a Pessimistic Patty, but there was a part to my trip that was really just awful, and I made a promise to myself to always be authentic on my blog. Sometimes life isn’t … Continue reading

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The Cinderblock Part 3

Shortly after the phone call, we see two of the guys from earlier haul a bed inside the cinderblock. They put it in the corner and then go get sheets. So that is what the phone call was about – … Continue reading

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The Cinderblock – part two

The drivers leave, and with them all of our hope. Resigned, we settle in for what proves to be one of the longest nights of my life. Did I mention it’s freezing? How did we end up in this concrete … Continue reading

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The Cinderblock – Part one

You know what? I never found that phantom chanting. Eff you, Kumbh. The cars were supposed to pick us up at 6pm to take us to Varanasi, where we were catching our flight to Goa. They don’t arrive until 9:45pm. … Continue reading

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Kumbh Mela Part 3

Here we go, wandering around on the main bathing day. Chad and Cerrie brought dry clothes and just changed in the boat so we didn’t have to go back to camp. Then we moseyed about the Ganga. Along with ten … Continue reading

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Kumbh Mela part 2

It’s just….madness. and more madness- There’s no schedule per se – no program to follow. Just a bunch (as in, millions) of people walking around kind of aimlessly. And so we do the same. I want the Sadhus. The Sadhus … Continue reading

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Kumbh Mela pt 1

The Maha Kumbh Mela 2013 was the part of the trip I was most looking forward to. It’s the largest religious festival on earth. Over the course of 55 days, around 100 million people show up to bathe in the Ganges. … Continue reading

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