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A sadhu man rides a horse after taking a dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath), of the ongoing "Kumbh Mela" in Allahabad February 10, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A sadhu man rides a horse after taking a dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath), of the ongoing "Kumbh Mela" in Allahabad February 10, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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A sadhu shouts while holding a "trishul" or trident-shaped weapon after taking a dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath), of the ongoing "Kumbh Mela" in Allahabad February 10, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A sadhu shouts while holding a "trishul" or trident-shaped weapon after taking a dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath), of the ongoing "Kumbh Mela" in Allahabad February 10, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Sadhus gesture as one of them holds a "trishul" or trident-shaped weapon after taking a dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath), of the ongoing "Kumbh Mela" in Allahabad February 10, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Sadhus gesture as one of them holds a "trishul" or trident-shaped weapon after taking a dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath), of the ongoing "Kumbh Mela" in Allahabad February 10, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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A sadhu wears marigold garlands as he prepare to take a dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath), of the ongoing Kumbh Mela in Allahabad February 10, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A sadhu wears marigold garlands as he prepare to take a dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath), of the ongoing Kumbh Mela in Allahabad February 10, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Newly initiated Naga Sadhus of the Juna Akhara attend the Dikasha ritual on the banks of the river Ganges during the ongoing Kumbh Mela in Allahabad February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

Newly initiated Naga Sadhus of the Juna Akhara attend the Dikasha ritual on the banks of the river Ganges during the ongoing Kumbh Mela in Allahabad February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

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A physically disabled sadhu or a Hindu holyman arrives with fellow Sadhus to attend Dikasha, a ritual on the banks of the river Ganges, during the ongoing "Kumbh Mela", in Allahabad January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

A physically disabled sadhu or a Hindu holyman arrives with fellow Sadhus to attend Dikasha, a ritual on the banks of the river Ganges, during the ongoing "Kumbh Mela", in Allahabad January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

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Naga sadhus men sit under their temporary shelters during the Hindu pilgrimage in Sagar Island, south of Kolkata January 14, 2013. Hindu monks and pilgrims are making their annual trip to Sagar Island for the one-day festival of "Makar Sankranti". REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Naga sadhus men sit under their temporary shelters during the Hindu pilgrimage in Sagar Island, south of Kolkata January 14, 2013. Hindu monks and pilgrims are making their annual trip to Sagar Island for the one-day festival of "Makar Sankranti". REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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Newly initiated Naga sadhus of the Juna Akhara attend Dikasha, a ritual on the banks of the river Ganges, during the ongoing "Kumbh Mela" Allahabad January 30, 2013. The "Kumbh Mela" will return to Allahabad in 12 years. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

Newly initiated Naga sadhus of the Juna Akhara attend Dikasha, a ritual on the banks of the river Ganges, during the ongoing "Kumbh Mela" Allahabad January 30, 2013. The "Kumbh Mela" will return to Allahabad in 12 years. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

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Newly initiated Naga sadhus or Hindu holy men of the Juna Akhara attend Dikasha, a ritual on the banks of the river Ganges, during the ongoing "Kumbh Mela" in Allahabad January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

Newly initiated Naga sadhus or Hindu holy men of the Juna Akhara attend Dikasha, a ritual on the banks of the river Ganges, during the ongoing "Kumbh Mela" in Allahabad January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

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Naga sadhus, or Hindu holymen, run to attend the first 'Shahi Snan' (grand bath) at the ongoing "Kumbh Mela" January 14, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Naga sadhus, or Hindu holymen, run to attend the first 'Shahi Snan' (grand bath) at the ongoing "Kumbh Mela" January 14, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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Naga sadhus attend the first 'Shahi Snan' (grand bath) at the ongoing "Kumbh Mela" in Allahabad January 14, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Naga sadhus attend the first 'Shahi Snan' (grand bath) at the ongoing "Kumbh Mela" in Allahabad January 14, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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A Naga sadhu gives blessings to pilgrims during their Hindu pilgrimage in Sagar Island, south of Kolkata January 13, 2012. Hindu monks and pilgrims make a annual trip to Sagar Island for the one-day festival of "Makar Sankranti". REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri/Files

A Naga sadhu gives blessings to pilgrims during their Hindu pilgrimage in Sagar Island, south of Kolkata January 13, 2012. Hindu monks and pilgrims make a annual trip to Sagar Island for the one-day festival of "Makar Sankranti". REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri/Files

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Naga sadhus sit under their temporary shelters during the Hindu pilgrimage in Sagar Island, south of Kolkata January 13, 2012. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri/Files

Naga sadhus sit under their temporary shelters during the Hindu pilgrimage in Sagar Island, south of Kolkata January 13, 2012. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri/Files

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A Naga sadhu adjusts his hair during the Hindu pilgrimage at Sagar Islands, south of Kolkata January 12, 2011. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri/Files

A Naga sadhu adjusts his hair during the Hindu pilgrimage at Sagar Islands, south of Kolkata January 12, 2011. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri/Files

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Naga sadhus queue to have a dip in the waters of the Ganges river during the "Kumbh Mela" in Haridwar February 12, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

Naga sadhus queue to have a dip in the waters of the Ganges river during the "Kumbh Mela" in Haridwar February 12, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

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Naga sadhus queue to have a dip in the waters of the Ganges river during the "Kumbh Mela" in Haridwar February 12, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

Naga sadhus queue to have a dip in the waters of the Ganges river during the "Kumbh Mela" in Haridwar February 12, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

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Naga sadhus take a dip in the waters of the Ganges river during the "Kumbh Mela" in Haridwar February 12, 2010. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause/Files

Naga sadhus take a dip in the waters of the Ganges river during the "Kumbh Mela" in Haridwar February 12, 2010. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause/Files

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A Naga sadhu or holy man, with his face smeared with ash, waits inside a makeshift camp close to the confluence of the Ganges river and the Bay of Bengal on Sagar Island, about 150 km south of Kolkata, January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw/Files

A Naga sadhu or holy man, with his face smeared with ash, waits inside a makeshift camp close to the confluence of the Ganges river and the Bay of Bengal on Sagar Island, about 150 km south of Kolkata, January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw/Files

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A Naga sadhu with his face smeared with ash, waits inside a makeshift camp close to the confluence of the Ganges river and the Bay of Bengal on Sagar Island, about 150 km south of Kolkata, January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw/Files

A Naga sadhu with his face smeared with ash, waits inside a makeshift camp close to the confluence of the Ganges river and the Bay of Bengal on Sagar Island, about 150 km south of Kolkata, January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw/Files

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A Naga sadhu or holy man, with his face smeared with ash, waits inside a makeshift camp close to the confluence of the Ganges river and the Bay of Bengal on Sagar Island, about 150 km south of Kolkata, January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw/Files

A Naga sadhu or holy man, with his face smeared with ash, waits inside a makeshift camp close to the confluence of the Ganges river and the Bay of Bengal on Sagar Island, about 150 km south of Kolkata, January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw/Files

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A Naga sadhu holds a trident as he talks on a mobile phone in Varanasi February 17, 2007. Varanasi is one of the Hinduism's holiest city and thousands of pilgrims including Sadhus visit the temples and bathe in the holy waters of the Ganges. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash/Files

A Naga sadhu holds a trident as he talks on a mobile phone in Varanasi February 17, 2007. Varanasi is one of the Hinduism's holiest city and thousands of pilgrims including Sadhus visit the temples and bathe in the holy waters of the Ganges. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash/Files

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A Naga sadhu with his face smeared with ash, wears a snake around his neck in Varanasi February 17, 2007. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash/Files

A Naga sadhu with his face smeared with ash, wears a snake around his neck in Varanasi February 17, 2007. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash/Files

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A Naga sadhu smokes a cigarette on the banks of the river Ganges during Ardh Kumbha in Allahabad January 26, 2007. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash/Files

A Naga sadhu smokes a cigarette on the banks of the river Ganges during Ardh Kumbha in Allahabad January 26, 2007. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash/Files

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A Naga sadhu smokes a cigarette on the banks of river Ganges during Ardh Kumbh Mela in Allahabad January 20, 2007. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

A Naga sadhu smokes a cigarette on the banks of river Ganges during Ardh Kumbh Mela in Allahabad January 20, 2007. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

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A Naga sadhu reacts to the camera after taking a dip in the Sangam, the confluence of three rivers, Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati, during Ardh Kumbh Mela in Allahabad January 19, 2007. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files

A Naga sadhu reacts to the camera after taking a dip in the Sangam, the confluence of three rivers, Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati, during Ardh Kumbh Mela in Allahabad January 19, 2007. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files

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A Naga sadhu comforts a young disciple as he shivers after taking a dip in the Sangam during Ardh Kumbh Mela in Allahabad January 19, 2007. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files

A Naga sadhu comforts a young disciple as he shivers after taking a dip in the Sangam during Ardh Kumbh Mela in Allahabad January 19, 2007. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files

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Naga sadhus stand after taking a dip in the Sangam during Ardh Kumbh Mela in Allahabad January 19, 2007. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files

Naga sadhus stand after taking a dip in the Sangam during Ardh Kumbh Mela in Allahabad January 19, 2007. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files

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Naga sadhus shout religious slogans after taking a dip in the Sangam, the confluence of three rivers, Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati, during Ardh Kumbh Mela in Allahabad January 19, 2007. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files

Naga sadhus shout religious slogans after taking a dip in the Sangam, the confluence of three rivers, Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati, during Ardh Kumbh Mela in Allahabad January 19, 2007. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files

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Naga sadhus shiver after taking a dip in the Sangam during Ardh Kumbh Mela in Allahabad January 19, 2007. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files

Naga sadhus shiver after taking a dip in the Sangam during Ardh Kumbh Mela in Allahabad January 19, 2007. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files

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Naga sadhus wait on the banks of river Ganges during Ardh Kumbh Mela in Allahabad January 16, 2007. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash/Files

Naga sadhus wait on the banks of river Ganges during Ardh Kumbh Mela in Allahabad January 16, 2007. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash/Files

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Naga sadhus chant invocations after taking a holy dip in the Sangam during Ardh Kumbha January 15, 2007. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash/Files

Naga sadhus chant invocations after taking a holy dip in the Sangam during Ardh Kumbha January 15, 2007. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash/Files

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Amaruarti Mukam, a Naga sadhu smokes while holding his hand aloft in Allahabad December 28, 2006. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash/Files

Amaruarti Mukam, a Naga sadhu smokes while holding his hand aloft in Allahabad December 28, 2006. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash/Files

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Naga sanyasis shout religious slogans as they attend the month-long Kumbh Mela on the banks of Shipra river in Ujjain May 4, 2004. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe/Files

Naga sanyasis shout religious slogans as they attend the month-long Kumbh Mela on the banks of Shipra river in Ujjain May 4, 2004. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe/Files

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A Naga sadhu prays while taking a holy dip in the waters of Shipra river during the month-long Simhasta Kumbh Mela in Ujjain April 5, 2004. REUTERS/Raj Patidar/Files

A Naga sadhu prays while taking a holy dip in the waters of Shipra river during the month-long Simhasta Kumbh Mela in Ujjain April 5, 2004. REUTERS/Raj Patidar/Files

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A Naga sadhu offers prayers to Surya Devta or Sun God in the waters of River Shipra during the month-long Simhasta Kumbh Mela in Ujjain April 5, 2004. REUTERS/Raj Patidar/Files

A Naga sadhu offers prayers to Surya Devta or Sun God in the waters of River Shipra during the month-long Simhasta Kumbh Mela in Ujjain April 5, 2004. REUTERS/Raj Patidar/Files

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Sadhus wearing marigold garlands line up as they prepare to take a dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath), of the ongoing "Kumbh Mela" in Allahabad February 10, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Sadhus wearing marigold garlands line up as they prepare to take a dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath), of the ongoing "Kumbh Mela" in Allahabad February 10, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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A naga sadhu wraps his leg around his back while he sits on a police barricade during a protest near parliament in New Delhi, June 15, 2001. The sadhus were protesting the lack of attention the government has shown in promoting religious shrines as tourist venues in Madhya Pradesh. REUTERS/Files

A naga sadhu wraps his leg around his back while he sits on a police barricade during a protest near parliament in New Delhi, June 15, 2001. The sadhus were protesting the lack of attention the government has shown in promoting religious shrines as tourist venues in Madhya Pradesh. REUTERS/Files

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A Naga monk, Mahanta Shivagiri, smokes cannabis in a pipe in front of an image of Kali, the Hindu goddess of power in Kolkata January 6. Shivagiri had driven more than 2,000 kilometers from Kanya Kumari, the southern tip of India, and was on his way to Gangasagar, where the Ganges river meets the Bay of Bengal. REUTERS/Files

A Naga monk, Mahanta Shivagiri, smokes cannabis in a pipe in front of an image of Kali, the Hindu goddess of power in Kolkata January 6. Shivagiri had driven more than 2,000 kilometers from Kanya Kumari, the southern tip of India, and was on his way to Gangasagar, where the Ganges river meets the Bay of Bengal. REUTERS/Files

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A Naga monk, Mahanta Shivagiri, rides on a motorcycle in Kolkata January 6. REUTERS/Files

A Naga monk, Mahanta Shivagiri, rides on a motorcycle in Kolkata January 6. REUTERS/Files

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