initiation rites

standard Om Nama Shivaya

A dwarf leads the Naga Babas, Naked Yogis, of Juna Akhara chanting “OM NAMA SHIVAYA!” From the 1998 Kumbh Mela in Hardwar.

standard Initiation of Naga Babas

Initiation

Baba Rampuri takes you inside the initiation of Naga Babas, traditional naked yogis, at the Kumbh Mela. Intimate and enlightening take on a forbidden world, where magic happens.

standard INITIATION BY THE FIVE GURUS

Initiation by the Five Gurus A small troop of children followed me to a shaded area in the rocks where the barber would practice his art on my scalp as I considered my options. Should I make break for it [...]