Naga saints : Aloof and wrapped in mystery, but still drawing crowds in Kumbh Mela

  • | Sunday | 6th January, 2019

The Naga saints are followers of Adi Shankaracharya who is credited with creating the 'Shaastra (knowledge) Ki Fauj' and 'Shastra (warriors) ki Fauj'. The Naga saints of Niranjani Akhara worship ancient old swords. They rarely interact with the masses and only attend the Kumbh Mela and the Ardh Kumbh. ""The Naga seers are known as warriors and prefer to stay in their chavanis(camps). One needs to be a celibate, observe penance and a will to serve god among other things to become a Naga saint" he added.

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