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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
The holy saint

A portrait of a Naga Sadhu or Naked saint. They are a particular group of Shaivite saints who reside in the Himalayan Caves and come to visit the civilization only during the Kumbh Mela. This is the only event when these ascetic saints can be seen amongst the general population.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Trimbakeshwar, India
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Copyright: © Sudeep Lal