sadhu with skin covered of vibhuti sacred ash - kumbh mela 2013 (india)


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Sadhu (Hindu holy man), with skin covered of white wood-fire ash.­ He is missing his right leg.­

Thousands of Sadhus and Hindu devotees gather at the Kumbh Mela 2013 festival near Allahabad (India)

Kumbh Mela is the largest festival on Earth, taking place once every 12 years, with more than 50 million Hindu pilgrims gathering to pray and bathe in the holy Ganges river.­

For more info about Vibhuti, the Hindu holy ash, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Vibhuti.

For more photos and info about the Kumbh Mela festival, read the album description.

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Triveni Marg, Kumbh Mela Area I, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 211005, India