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Simhasth Mahakumbh: Stubborn sadhu sanding on legs for 10 years

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Published on 24 April 2016 9:51 AM GMT

Simhasth Mahakumbh: Stubborn sadhu sanding on legs for 10 years
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Ujjain: Demonstrating ability to conquer hunger, thirst, sleep and practicing Yoga skills of different kinds, the ‘Hath Yogis’ at the Simhastha mahakumbha( religious congregation) are a centre of attraction for millions of Hindu devotees.

The Vanshgiri Baba is one of the ‘Hath Yogis’ at the Mahakukmbha who claims to be standing on his legs for last 10 years for the peace and prosperity of the country.

The claims of Vanshgiri Baba

  • The Vanshgiri Baba claims to have been on his legs since 2006.
  • He even sleeps standing and eases off himself standing.

About this stubborn sadhu:

  • He belongs to Atal Akhada in Uttar Pradesh.
  • He was inclined towards religion since childhood.
  • Vanshgiri was drawn to Sanyas in 1994 which was not liked by the family.

ALLAHABAD, INDIA - JANUARY 23: Hindu pilgrims gather to bathe at sunrise at the ritual bathing site at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati rivers during the Ardh Kumbh Mela festival (Half Pitcher festival) January 23, 2007 in Allahabad, India. Today is one of the major bathing days of the festival celebrating the first day of spring in North India. Tens of millions of Hindu pilgrims have already attended the 45 day festival in northern India which is the largest religious gathering in the world. The festival commemorates the mythical conflict between gods and demons over a pitcher filled with the 'nectar of immortality'. Devotees believe that taking a holy dip in the Ganges at this time washes away their sins and paves the path to salvation. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

The practise:

  • Initially he could stand just for a day after a week’s practice.
  • He is standing since 2007 and takes the support of a swing string to sleep.

Everything for the country:

Talking to photojournalist Ashutosh Tripathi of newztrack.com, the baba said, “Saints do everything for the peace and prosperity of the country”.

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