Show curated by U.B. Githa

a male and female devotee being initiated in front of a huge audience5.JPG

 

A male and female devotee being initiated in front of a huge audience



The first process is physical removal of hair in tufts.

 

Assisted by senior munis in removing the facial hair3.JPG

 

Assisted by senior munis in removing the facial hair

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After the removal,where the devotee has not winced even once-a calm acceptance4.JPG

 

After the removal,where the devotee has not winced even once-a calm acceptance

Being blessed5.JPG

 

Being blessed

Being given new names by the acharya who heads the order they owe allegiance to3.JPG

 

Being given new names by the acharya who heads the order they owe allegiance to

devotees paying obeisance to munis2.JPG

 

Devotees paying obeisance to munis

Moving to the next level in the clergy hierarchy6.JPG

 

Moving to the next level in the clergy hierarchy

Obeisance to sadvis3.JPG

 

Obeisance to sadvis
Novices dressed as Indras awaiting their turn to be initiated,then they are called as Kshullaks4.JPG
Novices dressed as Indras awaiting their turn to be initiated,then they are called as Kshullaks

lay devotee preparing to take deeksha with the family2.JPG

 

Lay devotee preparing to take deeksha with the family

The turn of the devotees being initiated into the order,after they 've had their fill of worldly things5.JPG

 

The turn of the devotees being initiated into the order,after they 've had their fill of worldly things

Women devotees after hair removal4.JPG

 

Women devotees after hair removal

Sadhvis and guruji M.P.4.JPG

 

Sadhvis and guruji

The function where the devotee is dressed in all finery,watched by munis and nuns3.JPG

 

The function where the devotee is dressed in all finery,watched by munis and nuns
   

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