I have moderated all frontal nudity pictures of the Naga Sadhu adhering to Flickr guidelines , in short I have restricted the view , only Flickr members can see them including the Ling Kriya and penile yoga by my Naga Guru Shree Vijay Giri Maharaj Triveni of Panchdham Juna Akhada.
The Nagas are very humble but do not like being photoraphed and this can provoke them to hit you or smash your camera I shot Italian Naga Sadhus too .
The Naga Sadhus who dont wear clothes at all are known as Digambari Naga Sadhus.
My Naga Guru Shree Vijay Giri Triveni of Panch Dasham Juna Akhada was not living with his Guru at Sector 4 where all the Juna Akhada sadhus had their space ..
He had taken a few tents for his disciples , devotees of Ganga Maiyya at Bhardwaj Seva Ashram run by the Panda Trivedi family .. a comfortable homely place close to the Sangam and the banks of the Ganga .
The other Akhadas too were close to sector 5 ..my home in a tent in transit.
The Call of The Maha Kumbh, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. a call spiritually poetically pulls me along my cultural inheritance to which i belong life is a melody a painful song two banks of the river right and wrong the flesh was weak the spirit was strong... sounds of silence within a gong
I was traveling by the Kamyani Express .. normally I traveled second class but this time because of my weak disposition I took a berth in 2 Tier AC .
Before I reached Allahabad because of the railway tragedy this train was held up for several hours at Maneckpur and Nani and before Allahabad station.. it stopped at places where there was no food .. and no water in the bathroom in my bogey .
Honestly Indian Railways should be given to professionals , this is the most neglected transport sector ..travel for pilgrims is total chaos , ans insensitive railway staff,, the outsourcing done on caste perhaps and not merit has created more pain to the Indian or even the foreigner traveler .
These are my views and despite the number of Kumbh specials that hardly eased the flow the overall Indian Railways service is dismal to say the least.
This is my new set on Flickr documenting the Maha Kumbh Alahabad 2013.. this picture was shot at 2 am on 15 Feb before we , my guru Shri Vijay Giri Maharaj Triveni of Panch Dasham Juna Akhada were to set out for the Shahi Snan at the Sangam..where three rivers Ganga Jamuna Saraswati meet .
This was shot in the tent where I stayed with my guru on arriving from Mumbai by the Kamyani Express on 12 Feb it was 7 hours late and Gurus disciple Rajan waited for me and bought me to Sector 5 .
I will divide this set in two parts as I shot a lot of naked Naga Sadhus Digambari .. and will moderate those pictures of the Naga Sadhus and the Shahi Snan to adhere to Flicker guidelines that restricts frontal nudity ..
So unless you are a Flickr member you cannot see these pictures ... the tamer ones will be for public view .. I shot Ling Kriya and penile yoga I shot …