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Sadhus In Nepal

228. Sadhus in Nepal
Photo By: Bertrand Linet
Posted Date: 4th July

In Hinduism, sadhu is a common term for an ascetic or practitioner of yoga (yogi) who has given up pursuit of the first three Hindu goals of life: kama (enjoyment), artha (practical objectives) and even dharma (duty). The sadhu is solely dedicated to achieving moksha (liberation) through meditation and contemplation of God. Sadhus often wear ochre-colored clothing, symbolizing renunciation.(wiki)
Sadhus are interesting catch around the places like: Temples and Aashrams in Nepal.

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0 thoughts on “Sadhus In Nepal

  1. Perfect shot! Technically and choice of perspective.

    Sadhus of Nepal are very fond of photographers and reason is very obvious. Because they get handsome tips after photographer clicked their pictures. Sadhus can be seen strolling around mostly in tourist attractions to grab such opportunity. Many innocent tourists have not idea about this demand they make after they give pose for their portrait taken diplomatically.

    But not all Sadhus are such wolves in sheep’s skin.

  2. Yestai Ho, as they have given up the pursuit of dharma (duty) as well, it seems its okay for them 🙂

  3. All sadhus you find around KTM temples are not real. Many of them are losers and they are even found fliritng with their lady followers… please be carefule. Real sadhu could be one in a thousand – if you find a real one – go salute them.

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