1st Post – A visit to the Kumbh Mela

This post will start a series of one of my visits to Haridwar in North India to take pictures of the largest Hindu pilgrimage in 2010: We started in the cold darkness to take a taxi from Dehra Dun in the northern state Uttarakhand to Haridwar, 35 miles away. The taxi delivered us to aContinue reading “1st Post – A visit to the Kumbh Mela”

2nd Post: The Hindu Pilgrims of the Kumbh Mela

The Indian government’s efforts to control what was supposed to be a million dippers today turned out to be unneeded. This Kumbh Mela was different from 12 years ago as luxury camps were set up and tour busses dropped off the wealthier folk right next to the Ganga River for their holy dip. Stockades were contructedContinue reading “2nd Post: The Hindu Pilgrims of the Kumbh Mela”

3rd Post: The Hindu Pilgrims of the Kumbh Mela

As we made our way back to the ghats or bathing areas I noticed strings of beads like dried and wrinkled apricots in many of the shops. JG told me they are Rudraksh seeds and are a charm against all sorts of sickness and evil. Most of these hanging were the fakes most Hindus wouldContinue reading “3rd Post: The Hindu Pilgrims of the Kumbh Mela”

The Pastor, the Spirit and the Waterfall

This is a true life story told to me by a veteran missionary to the Philippines. I think it is always good to be reminded that Satan is very active but that God is in control! Because of what God taught us and all that spirit world with tribal people, we had faith for biggerContinue reading “The Pastor, the Spirit and the Waterfall”