Sadhu Amar Bharati at at the Kumbh Mela, in Haridwar is an Indian holy man who claims he has kept his right hand raised in the air since 1973. Now, 38 years later, his hand is just a useless piece of skin and bone, but has become a symbol for Shiva worshipers around India.
Thirty-two years ago, Sadhu Amar Bharati felt disenchanted and disillusioned at the fighting and anger in the world around him. He felt that it was time for him to do something about it. So he raised his right hand.
According to Sadhu Amar Bharati Urdhavaahu ,he has not lowered his hand even once since then and explains that it was imperative for world peace.
His right hand is an erect, sinewy, painfully bony structure, projecting at a strange angle from his shoulder, ending in thick, calloused nails that have contorted into ringlets.