Naked holy man
Their meager earnings come from begging, and beyond the paraphernalia they use for religious rituals they might own nothing more than a scrap of cloth and a cooking vessel. The hardships of being squeezed in vast crowds, enduring endless whistling and barked orders from thousands of policemen and even catching a cold in the chilly weather are seen as a price worth paying for a dip. You can find more information in our data protection declaration. Kumbh mela, a hindu festival at the confluence of three sacred rivers, is the largest regular gathering of people on earth. The sadhus who perform acts of endurance are known as the fakir. The ash painted on sadhus’ faces represents their death to the worldly life. She died two months ago,” he said.
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