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Shivraj Giri Maharaj #2. Varanasi, India | by slow paths images
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Shivraj Giri Maharaj #2. Varanasi, India

Shivraj Giri is a very charismatic naga sadhu i spent some time with in Varanasi, in February 2007. Here, taking a little chai (tea) break. Indian pilgrims would sometimes wait in line in front of him to receive his darshan (blessing), making him a very popular and busy man in Varanasi.

 

When not on the pilgrimage routes, Shivaraj Giri lives away from the chaos of the world, just outside a tiny village in Madhya-Pradesh (central India), where his desciples and villagers regularly go and pay him respectful visits.

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Taken on March 22, 2009