The day-long ritual to induct 200 women sanyasis into the Naga Sadhus began on Wednesday. The female renunciates were tonsured in a mass ceremony organised by Juna Akhada in the Haridwar Maha Kumbh. This was followed by 17 rounds of pind-daan (an after-death ritual) offered by the renunciates. After a ceremony called Vijay Hawan, held overnight, the women renunciates will take a dip in the Ganga. They will be imparted deeksha on Thursday morning by Acharya Mahamandaleshwar of Juna Akhada.