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Hinduism - Hope and Hindutva A Message of Peace And Humanity

Hinduism - Hope and Hindutva A Message of Peace And Humanity, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Hinduism in India


Hinduism is a religion[1][2] of the Indian subcontinent of India, with 80.5% of the population identifying themselves as Hindu.[3] The vast majority of Hindus in India belong to Vaishnavite and Shaivite denominations.[4]
The Vedic culture originated in India between 2000 and 1500 BC.[5] As a consequence, Hinduism, considered to be the successor of Vedic religion,[6] has had a profound impact on India's history, culture and philosophy. The name India itself is derived from Greek Ἰνδία for Indus, which is derived from the Old Persian word Hindu, from Sanskrit Sindhu, the historic local appellation for the Indus River.[7] Another popular alternative name of India is Hindustān, meaning the "land of Hindus".[8] The Marathas of India are considered as champions of Hinduism.[9][10][11][12]

In response to the high ra…

Swami Avdheshanand Giriji Is Hope And Hindutva

Swami Avdheshanand Giriji Is Hope And Hindutva, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. By Krishna Maheshwari

Sri Avdheshanand Giri Maharaj, Acharya Mahamandaleshwar of the Juna Akhara, is a guru to thousands and an inspiration to millions. Swami Avdheshanand has initiated more than a hundred thousand sannyasins, transformed lives with his social activities, and leads the Juna Akhara[1] into the 21st century.


Swamiji was born in a respectable brahmin family. As an infant, he had no interest in playing with toys or making friends. He used to be lost in the memories of the events of his previous births and quite often used to share these with his family members. He was ordained to be a saint in this life, as he put it.
At the tender age of two and a half years, he displayed an interest in becoming a wandering monk. One day, he hung a small sling bag on his shoulders and, accompanied by stray dogs and pups, he left for the onward journey. However, the family members and neighbors…

The Naga Babas MahaKumbh

Baba Pan Masala

Son Carrying His Mother For The Holy Dip At Sangam

My Guru Shri Vijay Giri Maharaj Juna Akhada Sector 5 Maha Kumbh

The Naga Sadhu Who Lost All His Money At The Maha Kumbh

The Naga Sadhu Who Lost All His Money At The Maha Kumbh, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

He is a disciple of my Naga Guru Shri Vijay Giri Maharaj, somebody stole his wallet , and he was without any money, he wanted to return to his village in Maharashtra due to some tragedy , so I gave him money for his return journey.. and that made him very happy.

The Nagas are very simple people , stay to themselves , but get angry if provoked .

They can be your best friends for life.

I have known Shri Vijay Giri Maharaj since the Nasik Kumbh..

The Naga Sadhu Who Lost All His Money At The Maha Kumbh

The Naga Sadhu Who Lost All His Money At The Maha Kumbh, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

He is a disciple of my Naga Guru Shri Vijay Giri Maharaj, somebody stole his wallet , and he was without any money, he wanted to return to his village in Maharashtra due to some tragedy , so I gave him money for his return journey.. and that made him very happy.

The Nagas are very simple people , stay to themselves , but get angry if provoked .

They can be your best friends for life.

I have known Shri Vijay Giri Maharaj since the Nasik Kumbh..

Preparing For The Ling Kriya.. Shri Vijay Giri Maharaj Juna Akhada

Preparing For The Ling Kriya.. Shri Vijay Giri Maharaj Juna Akhada, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

My naga guru Shri Vijay Giri Maharaj , in whose tent I lived at Sector 5 Maha Kumbh, is an expert in penile yoga known as Ling Kriya .. I shot a series of his pictures performing the Ling Kriya .

Some Naga Sadhus substitute a sword instead of the stick.. wrapping the penis around it..

Naga Babas And His Car ..Maha Kumbh

Naga Babas And His Car ..Maha Kumbh, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

He was one of the most famous babas at the junction of Sector 4 and Sector 5 .

Young versatile robust and athletic, most of the foreigners , photographers weed smokers hung around him , listening to his words through gestures.

He was cordial with me and offered me tea and I enjoyed shooting him , most of my Naga Baba pictures due to frontal nudity are restricted by Flickr set of rules regulations and can be viewed only if you are a Flickr member ..

I had one of the most memorable Maha Kumbh and I shot over 3500 pictures in all..

I shot Naked Nagas on the roads after the Shahi Snan to show their natural disposition and their unique compatibility with the surroundings.. you dont see naked naga sadhus walking on the streets of Mumbai.

moods of a sadhu

moods of a sadhu

sadhus of india maha kumbh

moods of a sadhu

moods of a sadhu

The Sadhus Of India Maha Kumbh

Swami Nityananda Akhada the Mhanirwani Mahamandleshwar

Swami Nityananda Akhada the Mhanirwani Mahamandleshwar, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

Swami Nithyananda (also known as Paramahamsa Nithyananda, born 1 January 1978) is a spiritual master, mystic[4] and the founder of Dhyanapeetam, a worldwide movement for meditation, based in Bengaluru, India.[5] He rose to fame after his series Kadavai Thira, Kattru Varattum (Open the door and let the breeze in)[6][7] was published in the widely circulated Tamil weekly, and due to the popularity of his spiritual healing processes. Nithyananda Swami has a huge following in southern India and his mission has branches in several countries, including the US and Europe.[8] His followers and acquaintances have included a number of high profile politicians such as Narendra Modi, the chief minister of Gujarat,[9] and B.S.Yeddyurappa, the former chief minister of Karnataka,[10] and famous actors from the Indian film industry such as Vivek Oberoi,[11] Juhi Chawla[12] and Ranjitha.[13] In A…

The Naga Babas of India Maha Kumbh

The Naga Babas of India Maha Kumbh

One Hand Raised Naga Baba

Om Namo Narayan

In Our Country Only The Rich Are Protected ....By The Cops

The World Of Naga Babas Maha Kumbh

For The Foreigners The Maha Kumbh Is An Unforgettable Moment

Blessings Of The Naga Baba Maha Kumbh