Mahashivratri is celebrated all across India, in honour of Lord Shiva. On this big day for all Shiva devotees, we are featuring the most ardent ones we met during our Amarnath yatra. It was our introduction to the ways and lives of ascetics, the sadhus.
Carrying all their worldly belongings on their shoulders, they trudged on, on this important pilgrimage.
Seeing them, was a study in cutting things down to the basics.
When they took a break, it always involved their favourite smoke!
Chunnilal was a young sadhu, walking barefoot along the entire Amarnath yatra route.
Some were there, of course, to just set up shop!
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