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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Naga Babas procession

Naga Babas March Naked to the Royal Bath

The procession, or “peshwai,” of the Naga Sadhus of Juna Akhara during the Kumbh Mela at Hardwar, 2010, on the occasion of Mauni Amavasya, the dark moon, on March 15. Share PostTwitterFacebookGoogle +1Email

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. Share PostTwitterFacebookGoogle +1Email

First Kumbh Mela

First Kumbh Mela

Baba Rampuri is interviewed by Ossi Urchs in Munich, Germany, about his experiences as a Naga Baba and his book, now called Autobiography of a Sadhu – a Journey into Mystic India. Share PostTwitterFacebookGoogle +1Email