Mahant Bhagawan Das:
Hindu Sadhu

Every twelve years millions of people gather at the confluence of the Ganges and the Yamuna rivers in Allahabad for the Kumbh Mela. Among the multitude are Hindu holy men, or sadhus. Mahant Bhagwan Das, a khareswari who gave up worldly pursuits, attends every Kumbh Mela. For 28 years the revered holy man stood on one leg as an austerity, giving up his stance only when doctors insisted. The huge red shri bindu on his forehead represents the “seed of creation.”

Allahabad, Southern Uttar Pradesh

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