Sunday, September 15, 2019

Naga Sadhus at Kumbh Mela

mythos.lux.aeterna wrote:

Monastic communities of yogis have existed in India since the most archaic times and are mentioned often in the Ramayana and Mahabharata. But it was the eighth century philosopher-saint Adi Shankaracharya who founded the first community of militant monks — naked, ash covered ascetics — to defend the Shanatan Dharma, the moral law or natural order of the universe. 

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