A large poster of Pilot Baba with a group of Indian Soldiers.
"Pilot Baba" is a famous Hindu Guru who used to be a Pilot in the Indian Army. He was a Wing Commander in the Indian Air Force and fought in the ‘65 and ‘71 wars involving Pakistan.
He then decided to leave his military career and became a Mahayogi Guru, with numerous Ashrams across Northern India.
Pilot Baba had one of the largest and most luxurious Ashram at Kumbh Mela 2013. His Ashram included an indoor swimming pool, satellite WiFi, and air conditioned-room with European-style toilets for his international "guests" (mostly Russian and Japanese).
For more info about Pilot Baba, google him or go to his website: www.pilotbaba.org/.
Photo taken 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 photos and info about the Kumbh Mela festival, read the album description.