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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:
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.
For more photos and info about the Kumbh Mela festival, read the album description.