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Divine blessing
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Divine blessing
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Divine blessing

The world of a Naga Sadhu or an ash smeared Naked Saint is shrouded in mystery and secret rituals. One such ritual is to perform his own funeral rites, a symbolic act implying he has now left the world he was born into, and crossed over to another one, a point of no return. Here a 'Dead' Naga sadhu blesses a lady by applying holy ash on her forehead. To me her gentle smile and folded palms across her heart in reverence personifies faith and celebration of the divine.

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© Sudeep Lal.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2015
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Filed Under: Travel
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 22, 2016, 9:37 a.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D
Focal Length: 105mm
Shutter Speed: 1/179
Aperture: f6.7
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PHOTO LOCATION Trimbakeshwar, India