Hindu India Gallery

The distinctive rituals of Hinduism are a vibrant and colorful highlight of any trip to India. Here is a collection of images from Rolf's encounter with the Hindu world — from a Jabalpur wedding, to the Ganges ghats of Varanasi, to the massive splendor of the Kumbh Mela festival in Allahahbad.

Bride and groom

Hindu bride and groom

Wedding

Hindu wedding

Sadhu at Kumbh Mela

Sadhu at Kumbh Mela

Pilgrims in the Ganges

Pilgrims in the Ganges

Mr. and Mrs. Swami

Mr. and Mrs. Swami

Pilgrims at the Kumbh Mela

Pilgrims at the Kumbh Mela

Boys near tent camp

Boys near tent camp

Varanasi ghats

Varanasi ghats

Sadhus at Varanasi

Sadhus at Varanasi

The Ganges at Varanasi

The Ganges at Varanasi

Ganges detritus

Ganges detritus

Homeless hipster

Homeless hipster