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A Sadhu(Monk) from Gangasagar

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).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.

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Comments


LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2014 9:51AM
What a lovely expression this Sadhu has and you have captured it beautifully.

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14 Jun 2014 9:55AM
A stunning close up, so well detailed, Debu!

Richard
14 Jun 2014 9:56AM
quite an expression captured here Debu of this fine character

Graham
14 Jun 2014 10:19AM
He looks an exceedingly strong character. Great image,
A lovely portrait with great detail and colour.

Mike
TonyDy Plus
8 5 2 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2014 10:56AM
Great portrait, Debu.
Tony
jadus 5 1.2k 3 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2014 10:58AM
Nice one Debu

Jade
netta1234 Plus
4 381 2 Wales
14 Jun 2014 11:06AM
A great detailed close upSmile
NettaSmile
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2014 11:29AM
Superb portraiture Debu...

Regards Nathan
Mollycat Plus
3 11 2 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2014 1:18PM
Beautifully detailed portrait Debu, a superb presentation.
Peter.
Rapido57 6 1 England
14 Jun 2014 1:39PM
Wonderful clarity and detail in this great portrait of the Sadhu - excellent!

Paul
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
14 Jun 2014 3:03PM
An excellent portrait, Debu. Carol
14 Jun 2014 3:05PM
Great detailed portrait Debu
That is one good shot well taken


Billy
1881 4 India
14 Jun 2014 8:16PM
Nice portrait.


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nonur Plus
8 17 11 Turkey
15 Jun 2014 7:17AM
Excellent portrait work, Debu. Nice expression.
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2014 12:28PM
A trully stunning portrait Debu!
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mikeb3 6 1 England
19 Jun 2014 5:52PM
Wonderful portrait!!!

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