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Sadhu in Varanasi

By sawsengee  
Early morning capture of a hindu sadhu at the River Ganges Dashaswamedh ghats........he was so skinny, sitting in an upright meditation posture with collar bones protruding but yet looking so fresh & ready to greet the brand new day, and everyday.
P.S. better viewed large by clicking on the image. Smile
THANK YOU PentaxMac, ColleenA for the UAs & to those who commented, voted, my deep appreciation for your continual support. GrinGrinGrin


Tags: Photo journalism Street portrait Varanasi ghats Natural light portrait Photo journalism people Indian Man hindu sadhu Dashashwamegh

Voters: PentaxMac, Swarnadip, joop_ and 43 more

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PentaxMac 8 7 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2018 6:19AM
Wonderful. A much photographed subject but the eyes have it!











hobbo Plus
10 1.8k 4 England
10 Jul 2018 7:14AM
Another wonderful character study ee.......I find the facial markings fascinating .....I must look them up I think?

Hobbo
sawsengee 15 6 40 Malaysia
10 Jul 2018 7:35AM

Quote:Another wonderful character study ee.......I find the facial markings fascinating .....I must look them up I think?

Hobbo


Hi Cyril, thank you for your kind comments & interests in the forehead markings of hindu sadhus & pilgrims.....they are many variations being practiced & each personalized to symbolize a certain religious order or sub-order of Hinduism. Here are links to further explain their significance & practice:
http://www.omyourself.com/spiritual-markings-on-the-forehead/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilaka
https://www.quora.com/What-does-different-types-of-tilaks-in-Hinduism-signifies
Regards, ee. Smile
10 Jul 2018 7:44AM
his looks are impenetrable and yes, he is alert and agile and scrutinizing
10 Jul 2018 8:09AM
Excellent, great expression,
Fred.
viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2018 8:29AM
An intense expression so well photographed by you Sawsengee.

Phil.
ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
10 Jul 2018 8:55AM
Your portraiture is always impressive...another excellent shot
10 Jul 2018 9:12AM
A very well captured image of this lean looking man ee. Another winner for your excellent collection of street images.

JohnSmile
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
10 Jul 2018 11:22AM

Quote:Wonderful. A much photographed subject but the eyes have it!

I quite agree Sawsengee.
Ron












clicknimagine Plus
11 915 105 India
10 Jul 2018 11:33AM
beautiful...
10 Jul 2018 8:00PM
Stunning imagery!

Geoff
Alison_S 15 339 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2018 12:14PM
Beautiful work....as always, a treat to view. Smile
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2018 6:46AM
Top shot! Another wonderful portrait Sawsengee!
Isabel GrinGrin

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