Initiation Rites of Passage - Thomas L. Kelly
Meera Puri is the leader of the sadhvis (female sadhu), Juna Akhara (followers of Shiva). Meera Puri spent many years practicing her sadhanas in the forest nearby Hrishikesh. She is seen here applying a horizontal forehead decoration called tilaka. Followers of Shiva apply their tilaka by placing three fingers in fire ash and applying in horizontally across the forehead.
Ujjain, India.

Meera Puri is the leader of the sadhvis (female sadhu), Juna Akhara (followers of Shiva). Meera Puri spent many years practicing her sadhanas in the forest nearby Hrishikesh. She is seen here applying a horizontal forehead decoration called tilaka. Followers of Shiva apply their tilaka by placing three fingers in fire ash and applying in horizontally across the forehead.
Ujjain, India.

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