Photographer's Note

Azadpuri Naga Baba of the Anand Akhada takes a dip in the holy water of the Ganges....
To honour his guru who "does not reside our world", he is not going to speak for 12 years.. he'll be breaking his penis at the next kumbha mela to make that ultimate transformation into a great naga..

Old Benares is home, both permanent and temporary, to some extraordinary people.. one can meet the famous agodhi sadhus, naga sadhus of different akhadas , sadhus of various other sects and most importantly the extraordinary people of immense faith in the unseen who have passed through the veins of this city making its heart beat for the past 2000 years..

scanned from a contact sheet.......

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