History of the Naga Babas – III

Baba Rampuri narrates the history of Naga Babas and Sannyasis from Guru Dattatreya in the age of the Ramayana through Adi Sankara to the present time.

Baba Rampuri narrates the history of Naga Babas and Sannyasis from Guru Dattatreya in the age of the Ramayana through Adi Sankara to the present time. “I was enchanted by the yogi-shamans, the Naga Babas of India – naked in ashes, long dread locks twisted with Marigolds piled on their …

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The Nectar of Immortality

Mohini with amrit - Nectar of Immortality

NOW… before time was counted, the Devas, who we know as gods, and the Asuras, who we know as demons, let their eternal differences be forgotten for a timeless moment, and joined together to churn the Ocean of Milk (Ksirabdhi) for that Treasure of All Treasures, The Nectar of Immortality, Amrit. To acquire such a treasure …

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Peter Pannke sings Dhrupad

Peter Pannke sings Dhrupad for Naga Babas

Maestro Peter Pannke sings Dhrupad at the dhuni of Baba Rampuri during the Kumbh Mela at Hardwar, 2010. Share PostTwitterFacebookGoogle +1Email

Wedding band at the Kumbh Mela

A young man entertains Naga Babas during Kumbh Mela with his trumpet at the dhuni of Baba Rampuri. The resemblance to Balkan gypsies is curious. Share PostTwitterFacebookGoogle +1Email

Jangams at the Kumbh Mela

The Jangams are a mystical caste of itinerant bards closely attached to Naga Babas, singing trance inducing songs of the lineages of yogis, songs of secret knowledge, and about Gods and Goddesses. Here they appear at the dhuni of Baba Rampuri inside Juna Akhara during the Kumbha Mela in Hardwar, …

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