Sadhus, holy men who rarely leave the jungle, come to town for one of their religious festivals.
LV. Procession of Sadhus, holy men who rarely leave the jungle, and elephants on their way to town of Ramchat at Ujjain, Central India, for the Simhast Fair which is held every twelve years. SV. Sadhus riding on elephants. GV. Mass of Sadhus walking in procession, & SV. Some of the men are half naked. SV. Top shot, mass of Sadhus walking. GV. Sadhus in procession past camera. GV. Ram Ghat (holiest place of all), Sadhus bathing in the holy waters. SV. Top shot, mass of Sadhus on way to holy waters. SV. Chief Priest getting down from his elephant surrounded by Sadhus preparing to bathe in holy waters. SV. Sadhu after bathing, rubbing himself down with burnt wood ash. LV. Holy waters and Sadhus bathing. CU. Back view, a Sadhu with long curly hair - looks more like dreadlocks. CU. Sadhu after bathing, looking in the mirror, painting his face. GV. More Sadhus and elephants in procession. CU. Sadhu chief with marking on forehead, the other man behind him, also with painted face. SV. Back view, elephants and Sadhus riding in the procession. CU. Indian woman with small child on her shoulders. GV. Sadhus and elephants in procession.