Many non-Indians come to the Naga sadhus for guidance, dhiksha, or just blessings. Some for mere curiocity and some even to share the hashish. A mixed bag, from which you get what you seek. This man and two ladies were from Romania and when I asked the man if he liked the Kumbh Mela, he said he "gained lots".
Naga sadhus (naked monks) renounce everything including cloths and rub ash and mud on their bodies. They live only in prayers. Typically with a dhuni (fireplace) in front and chilam (pipe with hashish) they spend time in prayers and meditation. arrives. During Kumbh Mela, the Naga sadhus bless those who come to them.
Kumbh Mela is the biggest religious gatherings on the planet which takes places on the banks of the river Ganga. The number of pilgrims this year is expected to exceed around five million since the first day Jan 14 till the time it concludes on April 28, 2010. The auspicious days of the shahi snan or royal baths usually draw hundreds of thousands of devotees to the Har Ki Paudi and other banks of the river. Uttarakhand. North India. The occasion draws pilgrims from around the world and severly overloads the infrastructure so most of the city is shut down for any vehicles other than security or emergency services so a sea of humanity walks through the city to get to the bathing ghats.