Friday, May 17, 2013

The Mystics of Himalayas

The ash smeared on the body makes for clothes, mystic world and secret rituals make their lifestyle mysterious. Perhaps they are the most photographed in any Kumbh, but few would know that the Naga Sadhu's of the Sangam city spend hours on their '17 shringars' -- which by all means are tougher than a woman's adornments -- before going for their Shahi Snan.
Hours before going for the Shahi Snan, each Naga Sadhu undertakes a cleansing, grooming exercise as part of an age-old ritual. The ancient ritualistic shringar that these ascetics carry out is tougher than even the 16 adornments of an Indian woman often hailed as being tough and complex.
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