hindu man with large tilaka and long dreadlocks - kumbh mela 2013 (india)

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hindu man with large tilaka and long dreadlocks - kumbh mela 2013 (india)

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Hindu man with large Ramanandi tilak (ritual mark on forehead) and long dreadlocks, at the Kumbh Mela 2013 Hindu festival near Allahabad (India).I believe this Tilaka type is from a Ramanuji sect of Southern India. If you can identify it more accurately, please post a Comment!

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.

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Photo taken on February 15, 2013
Kila Marg, Kumbh Mela Area I, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 211005, India