Uttarakhand (उत्तरांचल) became the 27th state of the Republic of India on November 9, 2000 after a relatively short and peaceful struggle by its people in the 1990s, having previously comprised part of Uttar Pradesh.
A proud Saddhu. Rishikesh.
A proud saddhu on the banks orf the river Ganges in Rishikesh. The sign behind the saddhu says "this ghat is only for women" .