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A Sadhu (holy man)

By debu    
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).

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Voters: WesternRed, SauliusR, optik and 30 more


A lovely dressed holy man. 👍 Great portrait. Well done Debu.

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12 Jan 2018 8:25AM
A great photo of a great character Debu.

LynneJoyce Plus
10 22 99 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2018 9:45AM
You have captured the intensity of his gaze perfectly.
Nikonuser1 Plus
6 156 16 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2018 11:27AM
Well captured Debu SmileSmile

Toobi_Won 7 42 4 England
12 Jan 2018 1:13PM
A beautiful portrait, Debu, the lighting is exquisite!
12 Jan 2018 2:38PM
A holy man isn't aware he's holy..
As soon as you begin to talk about how holy you are, you aren't holy any more..
12 Jan 2018 3:26PM
Full of Life, excellent imageGrin
peterkin 15 637 England
12 Jan 2018 5:45PM
A excellent character study, Debu.

dudler Plus
15 733 1401 England
12 Jan 2018 6:00PM
Emotionally, he sees so clearly...

Compositionally, I love the balance between hte knot in his hair, and the knot in his robe.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2018 6:20PM
There is something very moving about his fixed look...
Beautiful image Debu, good work... Isabel GrinGrin
Aeros 1 12 Canada
13 Jan 2018 10:51PM
At my age, I would kill for a head of hair like that. Debu, this photo fills me with aw! The back story is fascinating and your evident skill in taking this photo inspires me. Kudos brother.
14 Jan 2018 4:50AM
Excellent capture of the light touching this holyman Debu , stunning image with wonderful colour

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