two young naga sadhus - kumbh mela (india)

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Young Naga Sadhus (naked with their bodies covered with Vibhuti sacred ash), at the Kumbh Mela 2013 festival near Allahabad (India).­

Also called Naga babas, those naked sadhus are wanderers with no possessions.­

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

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.

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.­

Photo taken on February 13, 2013
Location: Shastri Bridge, Kumbh Mela Area I, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 211019, India