Guru Charanandji's Camp, where large gatherigs of saints were held each evening.
The traditional name for these large gatherings is 'Samelan', meaning a meeting of saints to enlighten their audience, through knowledge on a chosen topic. Each highly respected saint is introduced with reverence and given time to share their wisdom and realisation. It is a confluence indeed, of the most pious spiritual souls in one place at one time. The nectar of their words and His Holiness Swamiji's presence makes us feel like our life has been fulfilled.
There is a tangible joy in the Kumbha Mela, which faith has bestowed upon the sincere. To be in the Kumbh is being amongst a mass of people and yet feeling completely at home. Vasudev Kutumbukum (the whole world is one family) is truly reverberating around and was epitomised in our camp where the worlds cultures embrace Sanathan Dharma, thanks to the loving guidance of Peace Ambassador, His Holiness Shri Swamiji.
Now in this age of technology it is possible to spread the message of faith, which is the Kumbh, much further than the banks of the Sangam. Here in this collection of photos H.H Swamiji is seen in His true nature, always giving and serving. He is clearly a world leader, sharing with, at every opportunity the most ancient, practical wisdom.
Here are some of the most outstanding memories of the Kumbha Mela, Priyag Raj, Allahabad 2013.
Meeting of Revered Saints at Guru Charanandji's Camp, televised live
Swamiji teaching the school children Mantras for peace and their successful education.
Clean Ganga, Green Ganga. Spiritual luminaries speak on the importance of keeping our holy sites pure for generations to come.
Acharaya Mm Adveshanand Giri Ji of Juna Akhara with Swamiji discussing the importance of planting seeds for peace.
Mahamandelshwars from all Acharayas meet to share their vision of a global community.
The meaning of Kumbha Mela and its Vibration in the universe, Swamiji and other Saints explain.
Priests from Venkteshwar Temple, India's largest and most wealthy visit H.H Swamiji in our camp.
Satsang in our camp.
Opening ceremony of the Katha in outr camp.
Thousands gather to hear Peace Ambassador Swamiji and Baba Ramdev, amongst other great Yogis dicuss the importance of Yoga techniques and practice.
Satsang on the holy banks of Sangam in our camp.
Meeting with Acharaya Mahamandelshwars and others of Maha Nirvani Akhara.
Auspicious day for two new Mahamandelshwars, H.H Swamiji and Tulsa Ramji offer them shawls as we all wish them well for their future succes.
A need for a hospital in the Kumbha Mela, Swamiji's guest Mm Prakar ji explains his seva to Shri Swamiji in our camp.
During Mauni Amavasya Shesh Snan. Millions watch as H.H Swamiji passes by, blessing all.