Female sadhu in shelter camp at Kumbh Mela - Stock image
Haridwar, Adult, Bindi, Darren Ganga, Hinduism
Haridwar,India - March 12, 2010: Female sadhu in shelter camp at Kumbh Mela. Sadhus are sanyasi, or renunciates, who have left behind all material attachments and live in caves, forests and temples all over India and Nepal.A Sadhu(Holy Man or Woman) is usually referred to as Baba by common people. Sadhus can be either male or female, although the great majority is male.There are millions of Sadhus in India today. A separate shelter camp for female sadhu's exists at each Kumbh Mela.