This is the moment a holy man dug through ICE to take an outdoor bath in the Himalayan mountains – braving minus 13 temperatures.
The religious man – considered a local saint – used a spade to dig into the thick ice, with just a cloth wrapped around his waist.
He cracked through into Manimahesh Lake, which sits at 4081m elevation, to get to the water which he scooped out with a metal bowl.
And the clip shows him pouring it over himself without flinching, while chanting mantras, at the lake in Chamba, Himachal Pradesh in India.
A local source said: “He continued to chant mantras while pouring the water – which has a bone-chilling temperature – on his body.
“The Indian saints have a usual habit of bathing with water which has an extremely low temperature.
“They say doing such a thing helps them keep their body temperature in control.”
At the end of the video he films the freezing ice hole he dug to access the water.
by Atreyi Ghosh