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CROPPED TO AVOID NUDITY

Night time is the time during the Gangashagar Festival one needs to go around and find the interesting characters. One of the most interesting characters are the Naga Sadhus (Naga came from the Hindi word Nanga which means Naked), these sadhus are interesting. Most of the time they spend their time in seclusion and only during the religious festival they come down among the people (mostly). They also like to avoid the prying eyes of people and being photographed. Most of the time they don't wear any clothes, no matter how cold it is. At night they sit by the fire, rub the ashes all over their body and most of them are addicted to canabis.
This time around I had a friend with me who previously visited these group of sadhus and the sadhus didn't mind me taking their pictures.
This particular sadhu was showing me all the different poses he can assume when he is doing his chores. This pose seemed to me funny when he was having his dose of canabis in a yoga position. Also for the picture he covered himself to be presentable.

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