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Here are some images that I took at the Kumbha Mela of these Hindu nuns – gurus and anchorites, a small photographic insight into the world of women and the monastic path.

A Sadhvi is a Hindu holy woman, she is dedicated to achieving Moska (liberation) through meditating and contemplating Brahman.

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A Tamil Hindu devotee: Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images

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New Delhi, India: A Tamil Hindu devotee takes part in a religious procession in honour of the god Lord MuruganPhotograph: Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images

Portrait: Hindu Priest by Sri Harsha Meghadri on 500px

Portrait: Hindu Priest by Sri Harsha Meghadri on

In Hinduism, a sadhu is a common term for an ascetic or yogi who has given up pursuit of the first three Hindu goals of life: kama (enjoymen...

In Hinduism, a sadhu is a common term for an ascetic or yogi who has given up pursuit of the first three Hindu goals of life: kama (enjoymen.

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