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Sadhus at Kumbh 2001


The Arrival

Arriving on foot, on horse-back, on water. L-R: Sadhu(s) from - the Naga cult; Panch Darsharam Akhara; Juna Akhara; and Mirzapur.

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Photos L-R: TOI/Gautam Singh; PTI/Nand Kumar; TOI/Gautam Singh; TOI/Gautam Singh


The Agony & the Ecstasy

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L-R: A sadhu at the 'Lost & Found'; a moment of ecstasy
Photos L-R: PTI/P.S.Sengupta; AP Photo/PTI

Two Sadhus

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L-R: A sadhu in penance; Sadhubaba Badrikagiri in a lighter moment
Photos L-R: TOI/Gautam Singh; PTI/P.S. Sengupta

Waiting for the Moment

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Reuters Photo - Pawel Kopczynski

The spiritual lead

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Naga Sadhus lead the millions for a dip into the holy waters on January 14 - the first of the three important bath-days.
Photos L-R: TOI/Gautam Singh; AP Photo




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