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the naked truth..........

By sawsengee  
Portrait of an old naga sadhu.......the scene captured in the early hours where he had just bathed in the holy water of the River Ganges & drying himself in the sun before smearing his semi-naked body with ashes from burnt offerings. It was a picture of peace, contemplation & self-motivation but oooops, there was a fly on his shoulder which he would not swat (kill) because of his religious nature & his embodiment of non-violence. Here are links to further understand the lifestyle of a naga sadhu:
https://haribhakt.com/the-mysterious-world-of-great-naga-sadhus-revealed/
http://www.kumbhmela.com/naga-sadhus-embodiment-of-non-violence/
p.s. I sat through his entire process of physical transformation including his totally naked body which I did capture a few shots (too rudimentary & not so glamorous pose Blush). Click on the image for a better enlarged view.
THANK YOU hobbo (Cyril) for the UA & to those who commented, voted, my deep appreciation for your continual support. GrinGrinGrin


Tags: Photo journalism Street portrait Natural light portrait Hinduism White beard Haridwar Photo journalism people naga sadhu dreadlock hair old indian man back light portrait

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hobbo Plus
8 1.4k 3 England
23 Jun 2018 8:34AM
Ee You have done it again.......almost entering the soul of your chosen subject.....the teachings and thoughts of whom I donít think I will ever understand; whilst, at the same time, acknowledging his Faith and Teachings.

You yourself must posses a very special way of approaching and then communicating with fellow humans.

Hobbo

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23 Jun 2018 10:48AM
The naked truth is always better than the best dressed lie
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
23 Jun 2018 4:46PM
Super portrait Sawsengee.
Ron
Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2018 4:47PM
Excellent portrait, fascinating image Sawsengee...
Isabel GrinGrin
Aeros 2 12 1 Canada
23 Jun 2018 8:50PM

Quote:The naked truth is always better than the best dressed lie


I like this quote Leo_Nid, I think though, the anatomy of the truth would influence whether one wants the truth or not. Wink

Hi ee, there's something extra in this portrait, it engages me. I think it maybe the combined effect of the light and the wonderful pose. I think Karsh would be envious! Wink
25 Jun 2018 11:15AM
Wonderful light capturing this excellent portrait Sawsengee
Ian

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