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Sadhu. Hindu ascetic wandering monk, or Sadhu, at the Kumbh Mela festival in the holy city of Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India. Kumbh Mela is a sacred Hindu pilgrimage held 4 times every 12 years. Participants gather to cleanse themselves spiritually by bathing in the waters of India's sacred rivers. It is one of the largest religious festivals on earth, attracting millions from all over India and the world. From the book 'What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets' by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio.
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