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Understanding the Naga Sadhus

If you are interested in learning and knowing about the Naga Sadhus, then an article published in the Deccan Herald by Narendra Kaushik provides a basic introduction into the life of Naga Sadhus – How people become Naga Sadhus, initiation, their aim, the Naga Sadhu organizations or Akharas, the nudity, their congregation during Kumbha Mela, the shahi snan and the naked bath during kumba mela and much more….Here are some excerpts from the article titled ‘The bare facts’“Don’t you feel the cold?” encouraged by the affable smile of the Naga. “Who says I don’t? But there is no alternate. An ascetic is supposed to bear it,” he claims,…nudity helps Nagas to be blasé to the material world. Interestingly, only Shree Digambaras, unshaven and carrying swords, among the ascetics live naked around the year. The rest of the Nagas walk naked only for the royal bath during the Kumbh fair.Shree Digambaras and Digambaras live in caves in Himalayas and at other camps spread in different parts of countr…

Gajanan Maharaj Teachings

What are the characteristics of a realized person? He remains unperturbed even when faced with a barrage of difficulties.Do not ask any thing from anybody. When you stretch your arms in front for begging something, at that moment your feet go backwards. When hands go backward, your feet march ahead.One has to attain not excitable, imperturbable state of mind like that of an ocean. If you throw a stone in the sea then there is a slight disturbance. But that is only for a moment. The next moment it again becomes calm and solemn. A Yogi possesses such composed state of mind.How do people established in 'Brahman' conduct themselves? They act as father when dealing with son, behave like husband while facing wife. But the very next moment (after that particular interaction) they become solemn and serene.Gajanan Maharaj