Allahabad: The nip in the air notwithstanding, 24-year-old Naga seer, Raj Puri, from Bhilwara in Rajasthan moves around wearing over 51 kg Rudraksha rosaries around his body and on his head on the Mela ground.
In fact, Hari accompanied Raj when the seer took a dip in Sangam during the third and last shahi snan of Kumbh-2019.
Hari fluttered and hovered on the Naga seer’s shoulders while he took a holy dip.A seer associated with Juna Akhara, Raj said, “I have been tending to pigeons since I was six.
He considers pigeons as an incarnation of Lord Shiva and always prefers to move with his pet pigeon (Hari Puri) wherever his akhara goes.“These pigeons would be with me till my death,” he added.Raj’s pet pigeon is nestled between the strings of a 51-kg rudraksh necklace, coiled on his head.“These pigeons express their love and affection to saints.
Hari always accompanies me while moving from one state to other and even in caves,” the Naga seer said.He also said that Hari was fond of cashew nuts, almonds, barley, wheat and biscuits.“Every person should serve a jeev (living being) to seek salvation,” he added.
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