The relationship between a master and a disciple has often been characterized as that of unwavering trust, where the disciple follows the master without asking questions or raising objections in his or her journey towards the truth. It is a heart-felt relationship where the disciple's love of the master will be the force enabling him or her to follow the master towards the truth.
On the day of Mahalaya people pray for their deceased relatives and take holy dip in the holy river Ganga - the act being called 'Tarpan'. I saw this man crying for his father and the intense feeling on his face reveals how close he was to his Dad.
Group of Sadhus on the way to Kumbh Mela in search of immortality
A moment of ritual performed during the Charak Puja festival where the devotee is tied with hook on their back and sways hanging from a bamboo pole. The ground on which they fall is embedded with glass, thorns, knives & other devious weapons.The blessing of the god keeps him safe from all the possible harms.The festival not only reflects the blind faith but also the eagerness to accept penance on the road to achieve salvation. Captured this during the Charak Festival in a village in North India.