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Notes from the Field: The Naked Holy Men (Kumbh Mela)

  • Aired: 12/30/2014
  • 03:33
  • Rating: NR
One of the most well-known symbols of the Kumbh Mela is the naked men known as Naga Sadhus. Why are they naked, and what happens when host Bruce Feiler joins a Naga Sadhus in his tent? Find out!
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Notes from the Field: The Naked Holy Men (Kumbh Mela)
Notes from the Field: The Naked Holy Men (Kumbh Mela)
Learn more about the naked holy men of the Kumbh Mela festival.
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Funding for Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler provided by Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Hans and Margret Rey/Curious George Fund, The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and by public television viewers.
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