Sadhus at the Kumbha Mela
April 24, 2012 • Photography & Travel
This photo makes up Day 5 of our 14 day series of photos of sadhus. It’s one of my favorites.
Within certain sects of sadhus in the north of the Indian subcontinent smoking marijuana (not cigarettes) is permitted but the consumption of alcohol is not. In the southern parts of the Indian subcontinent extending into Sri Lanka, within certain monastic sects the consumption of alcohol (naturally fermented drinks not distilled alcohol) is permitted whereas smoking is not. There’s also a mystical reason behind all of this and if someone asks I might just answer…
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