Rare photo of Baba Nataraj, a saint from America.
Baba means father and Nataraj referring to Shiva in his form as the Cosmic Dancer, surrounded by a wheel of fire, the wheel of creation.
Baba is a tapa yogi, one who has undergone many austerities. He has criscrossed the USA more than once, walking barefoot, a small water pot and danda stick (propped under the axilla during meditation) his only possessions.
He taught himself how to live by grace alone, and now inspires all who cross his path.
I am grateful for the grace, blessings and shaktipat he has given to me.
100% of proceeds from this photograph will be donated to the Srilalitamahilasamajam ashram/orphanage/school in Southern India,
home to 150 girls who are missing one or both parents.