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From pariah to demi-god: transgender leader a star at Kumbh

Updated : 2019-01-21 07:07:02

Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, a tattooed transgender leader and a former reality TV star, has become an unlikely icon at the Kumbh Mela. On Tuesday, her religious movement, called the Kinnar Akhada, became the first transgender group to bathe at the confluence of the holy Ganges and the Yamuna rivers on the first day of the ancient festival, traditionally reserved for reclusive Hindu priests, almost all of whom are men.

Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, chief of the
Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, chief of the "Kinnar Akhara" congregation for transgender people takes a dip during the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) during "Kumbh Mela."(REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files)
Laxmi Narayan Tripathi  meets her followers during
Laxmi Narayan Tripathi  meets her followers during "Kumbh Mela." (REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files)
Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, chief of the
Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, chief of the "Kinnar Akhada" congregation for transgender people sings with her followers. (REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files)
Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, chief of the
Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, chief of the "Kinnar Akhara" congregation for transgender people embraces a follower. (REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files)
Laxmi Narayan Tripathi shows her tattoos. (REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files)
Laxmi Narayan Tripathi shows her tattoos. (REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files)
Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, chief of the
Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, chief of the "Kinnar Akhara" congregation for transgender people speaks to her followers. (REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files)
Laxmi Narayan Tripathi holds a baby of her follower. (REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files)
Laxmi Narayan Tripathi holds a baby of her follower. (REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files)
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