Soldiers of Hinduism

Naga Sadhus are followers of the Shiva sect, they are the representatives of Lord Shiva.


Sadhus are sanyasi, who have left behind all material attachments and live in caves, forests and temples


The population of Nagas is dwindling. Times are changing and devotees do not have the patience and courage to undertake the tough spiritual practices required to become Nagas.


Naga sadhus shun human habitations and live an austere life away from public glare in caves, forests and hard-to-reach hills. They come out in full public glare only during the Kumbh Mela, adorned with jewellery, trinkets, trishul, damru, and rudraksha malas, with some performing martial arts with sticks and swords.

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