Archive for March, 2010

In honor of the Chaitra Purnima Snan taking place today at the Kumbh Mela

Naga Babas celebrating Shivaratri at the Kumbh Mela, Haridwar, India.

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Finding my direction

When I started this blog a few days ago I had no “game plan” other than to have a place to post photos along with a few words. Now I’m starting to see that there are topics I’d like to write about. I guess it’s a case of “Start blogging and posts will come.”

In the meantime here’s one of my favorite Naga Babas on his cycle at the Haridwar Kumbh Mela.

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Smoking in the dark

As you can see from this photo as well as the one below, smoking chillum (hash) is an important part of Naga Baba daily life.

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Smoking gaze

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Naga Baba Shiv Raj Giri at the Kumbh Mela

Shiv Raj Giri is one of the more well known Naga Babas. He was featured in the 2005 film Naked In Ashes.

Here he is in his tent along the Ganga as well as outside giving Darshan.

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Welcome to my new blog

Better late than never, right? I’ve been reading and commenting on other people’s blogs for years now. The time has finally come to start my own. Here we go…

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