Arts and Culture Photography Portrait Photography Street Photography Travel Photography Naga Sadhu performing a ritual in Kumbh Mela September 9, 2015 Naga Sadhu performing a ritual | Kumbh Mela | Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India Read more: Kumbh Mela | Sadhu Advertisements Share thisClick to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to email (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related #Haridwar#India#Kumbh Mela#Ritual#Uttarakhand Post navigation ← Larger than Life A worker carrying Mawa cake at B. Merwan and Co. → 102 thoughts on “Naga Sadhu performing a ritual in Kumbh Mela” Beautiful capture. Love the contrast between the selected content and the black and white. ML x Reply ↓ Nasik? I was due to attend this one, but I missed it. Good shot Reply ↓ Astounding image Joshi! Reply ↓ From my corner of the world, this photo is a remarkable study – beginning with my awe that you are allowed to capture this moment. The image itself seems to express that it’s too sacred or intense for public sharing. So, I receive it as a gift. Thank you. Reply ↓ Superb capture. Reply ↓ An unabashed soul or an attention seeking one? What does the picture speak to you? Reply ↓ The bright orange against the muted tones of the man and the background makes for an unforgettable image. Well done! Reply ↓ Beautiful capture. Reply ↓ What a shot, Joshi. Men’s body and soul stripped bare for tradition. Simply stunning :) Reply ↓ hmmm..sadhus..the mystical ashed souls could always spark off a debate..but not your photography!!! Reply ↓ WOW. Reply ↓ Fascinating. Reply ↓ Beautiful picture, as always. Reply ↓ wow, cool captured! Reply ↓ That is a great capture Reply ↓ Stunning! Reply ↓ mind blowing capture Reply ↓ You took this? Breathtaking! Stunning. Well done. Reply ↓ Great as always! Reply ↓ Great as always!! Reply ↓ Beautiful shot ! Reply ↓ What a lovely photo! Reply ↓ Beautiful light. Love this greys and orange :) Reply ↓ I am tempted to read about Naga Sadhus now thanks to your pictures.. Reply ↓ WOW! Reply ↓ Wow amazing shot. Reply ↓ Powerful bro! Reply ↓ Not only is it an interesting scene, well-photographed, but the visual grey and orange show you to be a true visual artist Reply ↓ Beautiful and intense image! Reply ↓ Your color palette is perfect for the subject, Joshi. Your eye is unfailing. Reply ↓ Excellent topic and color selection work Reply ↓ Superb moment Reply ↓ Great photography. Yes, India is the most exotic country in the world. Reply ↓ Superb picture….. Reply ↓ Great picture! Reply ↓ Cool Reply ↓ That is a great shot!! Reply ↓ Super shot. Reply ↓ What is there not to like . . . Reply ↓ Great capture! Reply ↓ Nasik….. I missed it this time. Will make it to Ujjain. Reply ↓ Lovely capture! Complimenti! Reply ↓ Striking photo of great cultural value,nice selective colour!Splendid work dear Joshi :) Reply ↓ Such an incredible image you’ve captured! :) Reply ↓ Wonderful! :-) Have voted for you #WIN15 :-) Incidentally my blog is also there … :-D Reply ↓ Very interesting picture. Intense! Reply ↓ Strong composition, fine close crop. The contrast of color and B&W is striking. Reply ↓ An amazing shot. 21st century… Would Naga Sadhu mean Snake sadhu (Holy man)? Reply ↓ Wow! What a beautiful click! Too good! Reply ↓ Beautiful capture! The sadhu’s beard is truly amazing. I think your decision to present the image in black and white works really well. I’m not sure of the retention of colour on the flowers though. Reply ↓ VERY NICE…! Reply ↓ very nice capture Reply ↓ Great use of selective colour! Reply ↓ A mark of our culture !! Reply ↓ “Exotic” picture from an Europe point of view, which is great! Treatment is, as usually, very appropriate. Well done! ;-) Reply ↓ Beautifully edited image Joshi. Great subject and timing; a Joshi classic! Reply ↓ fabulous picture Joshi! Reply ↓ Gosh! Awesome capture. Reply ↓ Joshi your images always make me go wow! Reply ↓ Impressive Joshi!! Reply ↓ AMazing picture! Have a great end of the week! Natallia Jolliet Reply ↓ brings a feeling of deep connection. Reply ↓ engaging and mystical; brilliant photographic shot!! I love the soft near grey tones in the back contrasting with the sharper, warmth of the orange. Very eloquent :) Reply ↓ Awesome !!!! What a beautiful shot !!! Reply ↓ Wonderful image! Have a nice week-end! Photographe Gil Zetbase Reply ↓ Amazing capture! :) Reply ↓ This is an awesome shot Joshi. Reply ↓ Magnifique Reply ↓ Awesome click Reply ↓ Lovely capture… Not only beautiful, but also very significant… Reply ↓ well done! Reply ↓ Wow! Love the editing, too. Reply ↓ W-OW! Is this even real? It has such a “dream effect”! I also appreciate the dignity of his hair covering in the exact appropriate place! GREAT PHOTOGRAPHY and color! Wow! Reply ↓ It is a sensational image Joshi…what is the ritual ? Reply ↓ back with the Sadhus…Nice! Reply ↓ Fantastic capture Reply ↓ Your images are a gift to the world. Reply ↓ What are these flowers that I often see used in celebrations and rituals; usually the orange ones? Reply ↓ Amazing shot, I love the colors and the expression! Reply ↓ Interesting click Reply ↓ Such an exotic shot Joshi! Reply ↓ Beautiful image… Reply ↓ Amazing Joshi…………I love all of your photography Reply ↓ This is really an awesome picture, so much spirituality! Reply ↓ Love the colour contrast of the picture! Reply ↓ Superb. Thank you for giving us know the culture of your country. hugs Reply ↓ fascinating Reply ↓ So interesting. Reply ↓ wow, very unique Reply ↓ A signature Joshi, work :) What more could I say :) Reply ↓ Ithu kollaam :) Reply ↓ Awesome timing & the processing is just toooooo good. hats off! Reply ↓ Your photos are absolutely stunning!! Reply ↓ Reblogged this on Badfish Out of Water and commented: Originally posted on Joshi Daniel Photography: https://joshidaniel.com/ Reply ↓ This photo captures so much of what we are as humans — intuition of and search for the divine, the social nature of ritual, ceremony, sharing, the various cultures we create, meeting of spirit and flesh, intuitions of other realms, our perception of the spiritual, beauty, art . . . . Your picture is superb. Thanks for sharing! Reply ↓ thank you so much Jim :) Reply ↓ Amazing photos, love life Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ Splendid photo! Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ I certainly fall inlove with this photo! Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... 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