Young Naga Sadhu, Shivratri, Bhavnath Mela

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Young Naga Sadhu, Shivratri, Bhavnath Mela
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Bhavnath Mela is held in February during the festival of Shivratri at Bhavnath Mahadev Temple, located at the foot of Mount Girnar, close to the city of Junagadh, Gujarat. The Naga Sadhus (sages in nudity) march in procession when the Puja ceremony begins. On the way, they perform dance and exhibit sword sports and other activities. Folk music and dances are performed on the occasion.
Location: Bhavnath Junagadh Padariya India Asia