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

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

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.

baba
beads
beard
bhagwa
ceremonial drum
damaru drum
golden pot
golden vessel
headdress
headwear
hindu
kumbha mela
maha kumbh mela
man
necklaces
orange cloths
orange color
paush purnima
pilgrim
ritual drum
sadhu
saffron color
scarf
small drum
tilak
tilaka
trident
yatri
January 27, 2013
Kila Marg, Kumbh Mela Area I, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 211005, India