At the Kumbh Mela, or "festival of the pot", held this year in Prayagraj in north India, organisers expect up to million people to bathe at the confluence of three holy rivers: the Ganges, the Yamuna and a mythical third river, the Saraswati. The festival is one of the only opportunities to see the reclusive Naga sadhus, some of whom live in caves after taking a vow of celibacy and renouncing worldly possessions. Their charge down to the waters to bathe at the opening of the Kumbh, many armed with tridents and swords, is one of the highlights of the festival. They give their message to the people and they transform people. Most of the Nagas enter the orders in their early teens, leaving their friends and families to immerse themselves in meditation, yoga and religious rituals.
‘Holy men’ pictured bathing in rivers during Hindu festival Kumbh Mela
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