Haridwar is one of the seven most important sites in the world for devout Hindus. Here the River Ganga enters the plains of India. Every year, on the occasion of Kumbh Mela , number of Hindus arrive there. According to Hindu mythology, the water of the Ganga turns into the nectar of immortal life during this auspicious time. To bathe is to gain immortality, and millions do. The atmosphere of the scene is like a rave, whistles blowing, crowds everywhere. But with their thick dreadlocks and ash-covered bodyguards (nargas), the Saddhus steal the show.