naga sadhu with vibhuti holy ash (india)

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naga sadhu with vibhuti holy ash (india)

Naga Sadhu (acetic Hindu monk) with his naked body covered with white holy ash, at the Kumbh Mela 2013 Hindu festival near Allahabad (India)

Also called Naga babas, those sadhus are wanderers with no possessions.­ Their "home" is just a small wood camp fire.­ Thousands of Naga Sadhus congregate at Kumbh Mela.­

For more info on Sadhus, go to:
factsanddetails.­com/­world/­cat55/­sub354/­item1345.­html
en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Sadhu

For more info about Naga [naked] Sadhus, go to en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Dashanami_­Sampradaya.

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

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.­

babas
beard
bhagwa
bodypaint
bodypainted
dreadlocks
dreads
hindu
holy ash
kumbha mela
maha kumbh mela
men
naga baba
naga sadhu
naga sâdhu
naked
orange color
paush purnima
pilgrims
playing the flute
sacred ash
sadhus
saffron color
sitting
vibhuti
white ash
yahtri
yatris
January 27, 2013
Shastri Bridge, Kumbh Mela Area I, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 211019, India