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Kumbh Mela Naga Sadhus

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Kumbh Mela Naga Sadhus

Sand covered naked sadhus, belonging to the Naga sect, congregate together after bathing at the Kumbh Mela.

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These naked holy men belong to Naga group of sadhus. Most of them smear their bodies with ash and have long matted hair. Constant exposure to the weather makes them resistant to temperature extremes. Their eyes are bloodshot from constantly smoking charas (marijuana), which they believe aids enlightenment.

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