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March 1, 2014

A group of women sadhus in Allahabad have broken away from tradition and formed a new all-female group that they hope wi ...
March 1, 2014

India's first women akhara's Pithadhishwar Jagat Guru Shankaracharya 'Shri Sadguru Trikaal Bhawanta' (L) stands with her ...
December 23, 2011

Joseph S Alter penguin india Rs. 499 pp 246 We must be a pretty inobservant lot. For a country in which hundreds of ...
August 2, 2003

Unhappy over not being provided 'Z-plus' security, Mahant Gyandas of Akhil Bharatiya Nirvan Akhada on Saturday warned of ...
March 10, 2013

Naked Hindu holy men of the Juna Akhara, or sect makea procession during the Maha Shivratri festival in Varanasi. Maha S ...
February 10, 2013

Naga sadhus from the Niranjani Akhada or sect take out a procession for a ritual dip at Sangam, during the Maha Kumbh fe ...
February 7, 2013

Nearly 1,000 awadhoots took the vow as naga sadhus of Juna Akhara, in one of the grandest ordination ceremonies held on ...
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January 24, 2013

A foreigner seeks blessing of a Sadhu in Juna Akada during Kumbh Mela, in Allahabad. HT Photo/Sheeraz Rizvi
January 21, 2013

Sanyas is all about renunciation – officially. Off the record, it involves flashy cars that go va va vroom along the pon ...
January 15, 2013

From fashion to renunciation and leading the powerful Juna akhada, Swami Anandlila Giri has come a long way. It was a qu ...
January 13, 2013

Sadhus are not materialistic, but a chillum is invariably found among their few possessions. Needless to say, the chillu ...
January 12, 2013

Sadhus of Juna Akhara take out religious procession at bank of Sangam ahead of Maha Kumbh Mela, in Allahabad. Photo b ...
January 11, 2013

The 2000-year-old 'weapons of peace' of the secretive Naga sadhus have been brought out for the Kumbh Mela this year, of ...
January 11, 2013

Weapons of sadhus at Juna Akhara’s camp. Itisha Dwivedi/HT photo
January 4, 2013

Juna Akhada Naga Sadhus during a religious procession (peshwai) ahead of the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad. (PTI Photo)
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