The Naga Sadhus of India (27 images)

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Naga Sadhus are followers of the Shiva sect, they are the representatives of Lord Shiva. The distinguishable features of this sect of sadhus include long knotted hair and naked body smeared with ashes. Naga Sadhus are categorized into Akharas, just like regiments in an army. They hold sticks, spears, swords and trident as a symbol of their identity. Some of the prominent Naga Akharas are Sanyasi Akhadas/Akharas, Bajrangi Akharas/Akhadas and Nirmal Akharas/Akhadas which are further subdivided...
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