sadhu covered with vibhuti holy ash (india)

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sadhu covered with vibhuti holy ash (india)

Sadhu (Hindu Holy Man) with body covered with white wood ash.­

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

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January 26, 2013
Shastri Bridge, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 211019, India