Kumbh Mela In Allahabad


A ash smeared Naga sadhu smoking marijuana in the traditional... News PhotoAllahabad,Connection,Cultures,Fantasy,Horizontal,India,Marijuana - Herbal Cannabis,Religion,Sadhu,Saraswati Puja,Smudged,Uttar Pradesh,Yamuna RiverPhotographer Collection: Hindustan Times 2013 Hindustan TimesALLAHABAD, INDIA - JANUARY 5: A ash smeared Naga sadhu smoking marijuana in the traditional ‘Chillum’ during Peshwai Juloos (procession)of Atal Akhada at the Sangam, confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati on January 5, 2013 in Allahabad, India. Naga Sadhus belong to the Shaiva sect and consider consumption of Marijuana as sacred ritual which will lead to Nirvana, meaning final emancipation of the soul. The Kumbh Mela is mass Hindu pilgrimage that alternates between four places Allahabad, Haridwar, Ujjain and Nashik every three years. The current Kumbh is scheduled to take place at Allahabad city in January and February 2013 and is expected to be attended by 60 million devotees (Photo by Sheeraz Rizvi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)