# Naga sadhu #

A Naga Sadhu performing a ritual in Kumbh Mela

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If you have ever seen a Naga Sadhu, you must have found that he never wears clothes.

 But have you ever wondered why these Naga sadhus do not wear clothes?

 Naga Sadhus are Hindu monks who are famous for being naked and for being adept at martial arts.

 it is very difficult to determine the exact number of Naga Sadhus in India. But it is assumed that there are 4 to 5 million sadhus in India today. Sadhus are widely respected for their holiness.

The Kumbh Mela is one of the only opportunities to see the reclusive Naga sadhus, some of whom live in caves after taking a vow of celibacy and renouncing worldly possessions.

This year Haridwar was the destination of Maha Kumbh Mela where people from across India visit for pilgrimage and to take a holy dip into the holy river Ganges.

Haridwar city is an ancient and it is one of the most sacred cities in India. The diverse nature of the Hindu religion has attracted foreign visitors from all around the world.

Foreigners always attracted to Haridwar because here they can closely experience India’s complex culture, various Hindu rituals and the ancient civilization.

Despite India grapples with a devastating second wave of the coronavirus, millions of devotees had descended on the banks of the Ganges river in the northern city of Haridwar to take a dip in the water.

Hindus believe that the river is holy and taking a dip in it during kumbh mela  will cleanse them of their sins and bring salvation.

It is said that 9.1 million pilgrims took the holy dip in the Ganga this year . The bulk of this — at least six million people — congregated in April, coinciding with the worst surge in the second wave of the pandemic.

Yes, We have seen ash-smeared and dreadlocked Naga sadhus naked except for flower beads  and smoking with  wooden pipes, was a huge draw at this world’s largest religious festival that celeberated this year in India.

There are some astonishing facts about Naga sadhus..

We have also seen…An 18-inch tall dreadlocked ‘Naga sadhu’ wearing rosary beads, with dreamy eyes, which is considered as the “world’s smallest saint” was grabbing eyeballs at this   the world’s largest religious ‘Kumbh Mela.

Naga Sadhus are always engrossed in meditation and they do not have any meaning with the world. They don’t have any family of their own.

Whose tradition was started by Guru Shankaracharya, which is still going on today.

 Naga sadhus believe that clothes are worn by those who have to protect themselves, We are sadhus. That’s why we don’t care about security.

Well, renouncing clothes is the symbol of renouncing the world. Clothes protect us and they also denote the status. By giving up clothes, these sadhus have renounced one of the most basic necessities. This is a sign of their renunciation.

The body of a Naga Sadhu becomes such that it is not affected by any weather.

These people live comfortably even in the snow.

 Naga sadhu has a family consists of the people of the Naga community only. It takes 6 years to acquire the necessary information to join the Naga Panth. During this the new members wear nothing but a nappy.

After taking the last vow in the Kumbh Mela, the nappies also give up and remain like this without wearing clothes for the rest of their life.

There are Naga Sadhvi seen in Kumbh Mela .This is the mysterious world of Naga Sadhvi, 10 things related to her  surprises us

1. Before becoming a sannyasin, a woman has to observe strict celibacy for 6 to 12 years. After this, if the Guru is satisfied that the woman can follow celibacy, then the process of giving her Diksha begins.

.2.  Before making Sanyasin, Naga Sadhus, and Female Sadhvi, the monks and saints of the Akhara investigate the woman’s house, family and past life.

3. Naga Sadhus, female Sadhvi also have to do their own Pind Daan and Tarpan before becoming a Naga Sanyasin.

4. Acharya Mahamandaleshwar gives initiation from the arena from which female Sadhvi Sanyas wants to take initiation.

5. Before making a Naga Sadhu, female Sadhvi Sanyasin, she is shaved and bathed in the river.

6. Female Naga Sanyasin chants God throughout the day. One has to get up in the morning at Brahma Muhurta.

After this, after daily rituals, she chants Shivaji, takes food in the afternoon and again chants Shivaji. In the evening, Dattatreya worships the Lord and then goes to sleep.

7. In Kumbh, along with Naga sadhus, women sannyasins also take a royal bath. Sanyasin is also given full respect in the arena.

8. When women become Naga Sanyasin, then all the saints and saints of the Akhara address them as Mother.

.9. Before becoming a sannyasin, a woman has to prove that she has no attachment to family and society. She only wants to worship God. Only after being satisfied with this, he gives diksha initiation.

10. The only difference between a male Naga Sadhu and a female Naga Sadhu is that the female Naga Sadhu has to wrap a yellow cloth and bathe wearing the same cloth. Naked bathing is not allowed, not even in Kumbh Mela.

The Naga Sadhus are Shaivites (the followers of the Lord Shiva) and they live in the Himalayas. …

It is also the only time of the year when one can become a Naga Sadhu. This initiation ritual takes place during the Kumbh Mela and is attended by different people of various age groups

Well, renouncing clothes is the symbol of renouncing the world. Clothes protect us and they also denote the status. By giving up clothes, these sadhus have renounced one of the most basic necessities. This is a sign of their renunciation.

Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021 was celebrated amid pandemic. However, the Uttarakhand government has decided to limit the Kumbh this year to 30 days due to coronavirus pandemic .

Despite India were grappling with a devastating second wave of the coronavirus, millions of devotees had descended on the banks of the Ganges River in the northern city of Haridwar to take a dip in the water.

But the government of Uttarakhand state, where Haridwar is located, is facing heavy criticism for allowing the Kumbh Mela festival to go ahead amid a sharply worsening Covid picture.

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3 replies

  1. Nice information about Naga Sadhus and Naga Sadhvi. Our Hindu religion has variety of culture and rituals. It is endless .

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