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Kumbh Mela 2019: Transgender Sadhus Makes an Impressive Debut

India | Reuters | January 16, 2019, 9:10 am
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 Transgender sadhus made an impressive debut at the Kumbh Mela 2019. Kinnars or Hijras, who holds a special place in Hinduism, are attending the Kumbh for the first time. They first received recognition within the domain of religious practice when the Ujjain-based Akhada invited the Kinnar Akhada for their annual meeting in New Delhi in November last year. Take a look at the pictures of Transgender Sadhus from Kumbh Mela 2019.<br /><br />In this photo, Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi is seen taking the 'Shahi Snan' with other members from Kinnar Akhada at Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj. (Image: Reuters)

Transgender sadhus made an impressive debut at the Kumbh Mela 2019. Kinnars or Hijras, who holds a special place in Hinduism, are attending the Kumbh for the first time. They first received recognition within the domain of religious practice when the Ujjain-based Akhada invited the Kinnar Akhada for their annual meeting in New Delhi in November last year. Take a look at the pictures of Transgender Sadhus from Kumbh Mela 2019.

In this photo, Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi is seen taking the 'Shahi Snan' with other members from Kinnar Akhada at Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj. (Image: Reuters)

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 Members of the 'Kinnar Akhada' congregation for transgender people give blessings to devotees during the first 'Shahi Snan' in Prayagraj. (Image: Reuters)

Members of the 'Kinnar Akhada' congregation for transgender people give blessings to devotees during the first 'Shahi Snan' in Prayagraj. (Image: Reuters)

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 Members of the 'Kinnar Akhada' taking the holy dip. (Image: Reuters)

Members of the 'Kinnar Akhada' taking the holy dip. (Image: Reuters)

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 Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi sings with her followers at the Kumbh Mela. (Image: Reuters)

Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi sings with her followers at the Kumbh Mela. (Image: Reuters)

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 Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi takes the holy dip at Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj. (Image: Reuters)

Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi takes the holy dip at Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj. (Image: Reuters)

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 Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi rides on a camel during a religious procession ahead of the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj. (Image: Reuters)

Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi rides on a camel during a religious procession ahead of the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj. (Image: Reuters)

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 Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi speaks to her followers during the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj. (Image: Reuters)

Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi speaks to her followers during the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj. (Image: Reuters)

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 Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi dances and sings with her followers at Kumbh Mela. (Image: Reuters)

Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi dances and sings with her followers at Kumbh Mela. (Image: Reuters)

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 Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi, chief of the 'Kinnar Akhada' congregation for transgender people takes a dip during the first 'Shahi Snan' (holy dip) at Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj. (Image: Reuters)

Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi, chief of the 'Kinnar Akhada' congregation for transgender people takes a dip during the first 'Shahi Snan' (holy dip) at Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj. (Image: Reuters)

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