Naga Sadhus

  • Kumbh Mela: Air surveillance, announcement systems keep track of those who are lost February 10, 2013

    Over three crore people are expected to take a dip in the Sangam on the occasion of the Mauni Amavasya on Sunday. ...
  • Kumbh: 3 crore devotees expected on Mauni Amavasya February 9, 2013

    Allahabad: Devotees are arriving in large numbers in the city for the auspicious bathing day of Mauni Amavasya on Sunday during the ongoing Maha Kumbh congregation at the holy Sangam. Devotees, including women and children, have been arriving in Allahabad as well as in the trans-Ganga and trans-Yamuna regions from...
  • Watch: People from across world flock to Maha Kumbh Mela January 16, 2013

    The two month long Maha Kumbh Mela is on at Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad and it is being called the greatest show on earth. People are coming together for a holy dip from across the globe. Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose met up with an American guru at Kumbh who became a...
  • FTN: What is the relevance of the Kumbh Mela in modern society? January 15, 2013

    The world's largest gathering of people, the 55-day Kumbh congregation, began in Allahabad on Monday with tens of thousands of devotees, led by ash-smeared Naga ascetics, taking a dip at the holy confluence of three rivers. ...
  • Maha Kumbh Mela: Naga sadhus lead festivities January 14, 2013

    Allahabad: The world's largest gathering of people, the 55-day Kumbh congregation, began in Allahabad on Monday with tens of thousands of devotees, led by ash-smeared Naga ascetics, taking a dip at the holy confluence of three rivers - the Ganges, the Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati. Held in this Uttar Pradesh...
  • Allahabad: Maha Kumbh Mela to begin tomorrow January 13, 2013

    Allahabad: The biggest human gathering will congregate at Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad city to participate in the greatest show on earth - Maha Kumbh Mela. A whopping one crore people are estimated to take a dip on Monday in the confluence of three holy rivers - the Ganges, the Yamuna and...
  • Naga sadhus rough up foreign journos June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: The naked or the Naga sadhus have been drawing crowds at the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad for their strange way of living. But now these sadhus are in the news for roughing up some foreign photojournalists. Things got tense between the two parties on Friday when the foreign media in...
  • Naked truth about Kumbh sadhus June 18, 2007

    Allahabad: The naked or the Naga sadhus have been drawing crowds at the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad. People drop jaws looking at the yoga kriyas of these grotesque saints who wear no clothes on their ash-covered bodies. But little do we know about their origin. 70-years-old Digambar Ramdev Giriji, a...
  • Here come the stars of Kumbh June 17, 2007

    Allahabad: Naga sadhus are the star attraction of the Ardh Kumbh. Their dreadlocks, chillums and absolute disregard for the sartorial bring them a mystic halo. But who are the Nagas? ...