orange sadhu with golden trident and ritual drum - kumbh mela 2013 (india)

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Sadhu (Hindu holy man) in traditional dress with ritual drum and golden trident.­ He has the Ramanandi Tilaka ritual forehead mark.­

This guy looks like a "Fake Baba", who is there for the show and to make money.­

Photo taken at the Kumbh Mela 2013 Hindu 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 the Ramanandi Hindu sect, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Ramanandi_­Sampradaya.

For more info about the Tilaka Hindu Ritual Mark, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Tilaka.

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

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India 2013 Sadhus (Hindu holy men) - Babas Maha Kumbh Mela 2013
Kila Marg, Kumbh Mela Area I, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 211005, India