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"Sadhu (Holy man)"  In Hinduism, sadhu, or shadhu is a common term for a mystic, an ascetic, practitioner of yoga (yogi). The Sanskrit terms sādhu refer to renouncers who have chosen to live a life apart from or on the edges of society in order to focus on their own spiritual practice. Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, Asia.  Nikon D200, Nikkor 70-300 mm, 1/350 sec at f/ 5.0, ISO 200  © Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos Photography. All Rights Reserved.

‘Sadhu (Holy man) II’ Impression sur toile by Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

Sadhu, Maha Kumbh, India

On the day before a "Madhi Purnima Snan", I found this sadhu in his yard at sangam, Maha Kumbh. He actually got ready to perform his daily puja (rituals) and before starting it he was meditating for a brief moment. Picture taken at Maha Kumbh,

^Sadhu in Red

Sadhu Photos taken by amitanshu - Travellerspoint Travel Photography


Sadhus are 'holy men' of the Hindu faith, who renounce all worldly attachments and desires as a way to help them break free from the cycle of being reborn into a lower caste system.

Varanasi, India

Sadhu in Varanasi - Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India Copyright: Phil Marion