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In Hinduism, sadhu, or shadhu is a common term for a mystic, an ascetic, practitioner of yoga (yogi). The Sanskrit terms sādhu (“good man”) and sādhvī (“good woman”) refer to renouncers who have chosen to live a life apart from or on the edges of society in order to focus on their own spiritual practice. The sadhu is solely dedicated to achieving the fourth and final Hindu goal of life, moksha (liberation), through meditation and contemplation of Brahman. Sadhus often wear ochre-colored clothing, symbolizing renunciation.
Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, Asia

Nikon D200, Nikkor 70-300 mm, 1/350 sec at f/ 5.0, ISO 200
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  • David Lewins
    David Lewinsabout 4 years ago

    Excellent portrait Konstantinos, they are always so colourful at Pashupatinath, I take it that you gave a donation for this image or was it a candid?

  • Yes I gave him a donation David, thanks a lot mate!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Ruoxiang Chau
    Ruoxiang Chauabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful portrait, so perfectly executed that it reminds my National Geographic photography tutorial! Another beauty, Konstantinos!!

  • Many thanks RX Chau, cheers!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • PorcelainPoet
    PorcelainPoetabout 4 years ago
  • Many thanks Jessica, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethabout 4 years ago

    excellent portrait. congrats!!

  • Thank you very much Lisa!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 4 years ago

    Many thanks to “Colour and light” group for the feature, much appreciated!

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKabout 4 years ago

    What a glorious portrait capture. Amazing details

  • Thank you very much Don, cheers!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaabout 4 years ago

  • Many thanks Maureen, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • John Poon
    John Poonabout 4 years ago

    Powerful portrait!

  • Thanks a lot John!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Christopher Thomson
    Christopher Th...about 4 years ago

    Excellent portrait with bags of detail and texture. Well done.

  • Thank you very much Christopher!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Maryann3
    Maryann3about 4 years ago

    I can’t believe this one. Quite a find.
    Our next American Idol.

  • Thanks Maryann! Maybe you also like this one: Sadhu

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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