Extraordinary display of will at the Kumbha Mela
April 22, 2012 • Hinduism, Photography & Travel
This is a photo of Naga Baba Amar Bharti Ji taken at the last Kumbha Mela in Haridwar, North India in 2010. According to those present at the location I was told he has been holding his arm in the air for 28 years. Many Hindus perform tapas or austerities of varying degrees and this is certainly one of the more extreme one’s I’ve encountered. His hand has atrophied from the years of his tapas and his fingernails curl out of his clenched fist.
The performance of tapas helps to develop willpower and remold the subconscious allowing for the superconscious to flow through.
The Kumbha Mela festival is the largest gathering of sadhus anywhere in the world. Join us on our spiritual adventure next February to the grand 2013 Kumbha Mela in Allahabad.
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