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A Sadhu(Monk) from Gangasagar

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In Hinduism, sadhu ( "good man, holy man") denotes an ascetic, wandering monk. Although the vast majority of sadhus are yogis, not all yogis are sadhus. The sadhu is solely dedicated to achieving mokṣa (liberation), the fourth and final aśrama (stage of life), through meditation and contemplation of brahman. Sadhus often wear saffron-colored clothing, symbolizing their sanyasa (renunciation).This picture was taken in Gangasagar(West Bengal) where thousands of pilgrims from different parts of the country gather,the point where the holy river Ganges meets the sea.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:A Sadhu(Monk) from Gangasagar
Username:debu debu
Uploaded:14 Jun 2014 - 9:15 AM
Tags:General, Photo journalism, Portraits / people
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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2014 - 9:51 AM

What a lovely expression this Sadhu has and you have captured it beautifully.

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DicksPics
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14 Jun 2014 - 9:55 AM

A stunning close up, so well detailed, Debu!

Richard

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digital_boi
14 Jun 2014 - 9:56 AM

quite an expression captured here Debu of this fine character

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chrissie3
chrissie3  7 England
14 Jun 2014 - 10:19 AM

He looks an exceedingly strong character. Great image,

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MikeGillingham
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14 Jun 2014 - 10:50 AM

A lovely portrait with great detail and colour.

Mike

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TonyDy
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14 Jun 2014 - 10:56 AM

Great portrait, Debu.
Tony

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14 Jun 2014 - 10:58 AM

Nice one Debu

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netta1234
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14 Jun 2014 - 11:06 AM

A great detailed close upSmile
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14 Jun 2014 - 11:29 AM

Superb portraiture Debu...

Regards Nathan

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14 Jun 2014 - 1:18 PM

Beautifully detailed portrait Debu, a superb presentation.
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Rapido57
Rapido57  5 England
14 Jun 2014 - 1:39 PM

Wonderful clarity and detail in this great portrait of the Sadhu - excellent!

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14 Jun 2014 - 3:03 PM

An excellent portrait, Debu. Carol

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14 Jun 2014 - 3:05 PM

Great detailed portrait Debu

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14 Jun 2014 - 3:17 PM

That is one good shot well taken


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1881  3 India
14 Jun 2014 - 8:16 PM

Nice portrait.


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nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2014 - 7:17 AM

Excellent portrait work, Debu. Nice expression.

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Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
18 Jun 2014 - 12:28 PM

A trully stunning portrait Debu!
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mikeb3
mikeb3  4 England
19 Jun 2014 - 5:52 PM

Wonderful portrait!!!

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