Naga Sadhu covered by ashes at Kumbh Mela - Stock image
Haridwar, India, Indian Subcontinent, Dreadlocks, Ganges River
Haridwar,India - March 12, 2010: Naga Sadhu covered by ashes 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) is usually referred to as Baba by common people. There are naked( Naga) Sadhus who wear their hair in thick dreadlocks and are covered by ashes. Sadhus gather from all regions in India at the Kumbh Mela which is a major Hindu festival that takes place every 3 years.