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Aghori sadhu in Haridwar

By sawsengee  
Street capture of an aghori sadhu in Haridwar......these sadhus are a small sect of Siva followers & have practices that might be
considered austere to other believers & faiths. He was spotted with facial ashes notably collected from the burnt offerings of the dead, red
eyes & stern looking personality. Initially, I was apprehensive of taking his picture but he agreed to my request. Here are further
links to aghori sadhu:
https://www.speakingtree.in/allslides/sex-rituals-of-aghori-sadhus/223358
https://www.naukrinama.com/stressbuster/15-supernatural-powers-of-aghori-sadhus-through-black-magic/
p.s. I hope the posting & documentary do not offend anyone.

THANK YOU John, Mike_Smith, Bigdenbo, mogobiker for the UAs, & to those who commented, voted, my deep appreciation for your continual support. GrinGrinGrin


Tags: Photo journalism Street portrait Natural light portrait Haridwar Photo journalism people Religious order aghori sadhu

Voters: PeterAS, LotaLota, jarvasm and 52 more

Comments


viscostatic 13 45 5 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2018 9:25AM
A very strange and ghostly appearance, especially with those yellow eyes. Great photography Sawsengee.

Phil.

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Like the earrings ....great photograph 👍😊
23 Oct 2018 10:05AM
rings a bell for Friday (Robinson Crusoe)
Minty805 Plus
3 31 5 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2018 10:11AM
A very well presented insight into this sect. Allan
23 Oct 2018 12:49PM
Something out of the ordinary here ee. Well done for getting the picture and for the effort.

JohnSmile
A very different kind of portrait Sawsengee, interesting write up too.
Carol
23 Oct 2018 2:21PM
Beautiful portrait photography.
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 12 England
23 Oct 2018 3:47PM
Yes, certainly different, but a great portrait, Sawsengee 👍
Trev 😀
23 Oct 2018 8:00PM
Very interesting portrait, excellent.
Mike_Smith Plus
12 594 1 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2018 8:26PM
Ghostly my first thoughts, but a superb sharp portrait Sawsengee
Bigdenbo 10 7 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2018 8:44PM
Wonderful portrait and insight into a new culture thank you Grin
24 Oct 2018 8:01AM
Amazing portrait
Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2018 12:37AM
Outstanding work, great portrait photography Sawsengee...
Excellent work! Isabel GrinGrin

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