Naga Sadhu

Category: Travel Portraits


Photo and caption by Michael Stetson

Pradib Tuwari is one of many naga sadhus who attended the month-long Kumbha Mela in Allahabad, India, 2013. In the 7th century CE, Xuanzang (a Chinese scholar and Buddhist pilgrim) traveled through India and visited this same site, reporting that a half a million people had come for 75 days to participate in the ritual bathing.

Location: Allahabad, India


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