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15 Shocking Facts About Naga Saints You Have Never Heard Before 

Naga means mountain i.e. people residing in and around mountains are referred as 'Naga.' Naga Saints are the naked holy monks who ardently follow the traditions and rituals of Hindu religion. They lead a life free from greed, lust, desire, money and ego. Such tough life can hardly be imagined by common people.

Alexander the Great also met Naga Saints during his stay in India. These saints are completely devoted to their religion and motherland that is quite evident by their mass participation in Simhastha. Nagas are the superhumans in the world.
Check out these 15 shocking facts about Naga Saints you have never heard before.

15 Shocking Facts About Naga Saints You Have Never Heard Before 

15 Shocking Facts About Naga Saints You Have Never Heard Before 

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1) There are several strenuous exercises required to achieve the position of Naga Saint. 

1) There are several strenuous exercises required to achieve the position of Naga Saint. 

Their exercises are more difficult than any level of millitary preparations in the world.

2) In ancient times, they used to protect temples from invaders and Mughals. 

2) In ancient times, they used to protect temples from
invaders and Mughals. 

Naga Saints brutally beheaded the Muslim army of Aurangzeb, who tried to destroy their temples and sculptures.

3) They have full control over lust and $exual feelings.

3) They have full control over lust and $exual
feelings.

Nagas never indulge into $exual relationship in their entire life.

4) They religiously serve God and people of their homeland. 

4) They religiously serve God and people of their homeland. 

Hindu youths in the age group of 16-18 years are eligible to join the community of Naga Saints. 

5) Naga Saints perform the death rituals of themselves.

5) Naga Saints perform the death rituals of themselves.

They declare themselves dead for their family and society before stepping into the new world of Nagas. Naga Saints then receive new name and identity from their Guru (mentor).

6) Nagas need to remain naked in their whole life.

6) Nagas need to remain naked in their whole life.

At times, Nagas can use a single saffron cloth to cover the private parts of their body so that common people don't hesitate to talk to them. Instead of using creams and perfumes, Naga Saints prefer to rub their body with ashes.

7) Naga Saints must always wear Rudraksh necklace around their neck.

7) Naga Saints must always wear Rudraksh necklace around their neck.

They are not permitted to remove the necklace in their whole life.

8) Naga Saints eat only once in a day. 

8) Naga Saints eat only once in a day. 

These naked holy monks can beg for food in maximum 7 houses in a day. If they are unable to get anything from those 7 houses, they need to stay hungry for the whole day.

9) Nagas need to sleep on the hard surface only.

9) Nagas need to sleep on the hard surface only.

At times, they can use a piece of cloth to cover themselves. 

10) Nagas are not allowed to stay in any metro cities or thickly populated areas.

10) Nagas are not allowed to stay in any metro cities or thickly
populated areas.

Naga Saints need to stay at a considerable distance from the common people. They never greet or humiliate anyone but every saint needs to bow in front of one another.

11) It takes at least a decade to become Naga Saint. 

11) It takes at least a decade to become Naga Saint. 

Sometimes, this period can even extend to 20-30 years.

12) Recently, a number of women also became Naga Saints. 

12) Recently, a number of women also became Naga Saints. 

In fact, women from several countries assemble to be a part of Naga community every year. 

13) Naga Saints cover their entire forehead with tilak. 

13) Naga Saints cover their entire forehead with tilak. 

Their tilak need to remain in the same place and uniformly spread throughout the day.

14) Nagas are expert in martial arts. 

14) Nagas are expert in martial arts. 

They always keep swords and axes with them for self-defence.

15) Nagas don't cut their hair for decades. 

15) Nagas don’t cut their hair for decades. 

These monks believe that a sage with long hairs is more active, diligent, hefty and brave.

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