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a Hindu wandering holy man
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The way Shankaracharya had called upon the naga sadhus to wage a war against the followers of Sai Baba was alarming.
The Shankaracharya is propagating extremism by calling upon the Naga sadhus to assemble in Prayag and Haridwar," he added.
Naga Sadhus, an order of Hindu-Shaivite ascetics, are known for stripping naked and covering their body in ashes with matted hair worn as thick dreadlocks, and Jata.
Naga sadhus were a major feature in media coverage of the Kumbh Mela in 2001.
Apart from the Naga Sadhus, devotees and ascetics of other clans also marched to the riverbanks carrying banners and flags.
To buttress this view of the Shankaracharya across the Hindu matrix, the akhara leaders have asked all the naga sadhus to assemble in Prayag Allahabad) and Haridwar.
New Delhi, Jan 6(ANI): The Naga Sadhus are planning to use the upcoming 'Kumbh Mela' as a medium to promote a campaign against global warming.
NAGA SADHUS (HOLY MEN) COMING OUT AFTER THE HOLY DIP
However, after staying with naga sadhus in juna akharas for 24 days and learning about strange spiritual patterns to shoot his hour- long documentary, World's Biggest Festival: Kumbh Mela, he left the city with a surreal feeling, similar to what he felt when he watched the films his grandfather, Spanish legend Luis BuEuel, made.
An English- speaking sadhvi, sporting make- up and diamond and gold jewellery, would lead a procession of Naga Sadhus to Sangam -- the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers -- for the first Shahi Snan ( royal bath) on January 14, on the occasion of Makar Sankranti.
The decision was taken by Juna Akhara, one of the oldest abodes of Naga sadhus, at a meeting in Haridwar on Thursday.
The information and broadcasting ministry has asked the media to exercise restraint while picturing and filming Naga sadhus and women pilgrims in Haridwar.