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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, 1/1000 sec at f/ 5.0, ISO 200
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  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...about 4 years ago

    great picture!

  • Thanks a lot Charmiene!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Charuhas  Images
    Charuhas Imagesabout 4 years ago

    Just brilliant

  • Many thanks Charuhas, cheers!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyabout 4 years ago

    Stunning portrait.

  • Thank you very much Sonia!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackabout 4 years ago

    Such a telling image….brilliant capture….I initially thought it was a painting and wished I had painted it myself….

  • Thanks a lot Janis for your lovely comment!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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

    Many thanks to the “Silky Touch” group for the feature, much appreciated!

  • Bumchkin
    Bumchkinabout 4 years ago

    lovely capture!! :)

  • Thank you!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Joseph Rieg
    Joseph Riegabout 4 years ago

  • Thanks a lot Joseph, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • PeterDamo
    PeterDamoabout 4 years ago

    I’m loving the richness of the tones and his expression too. Very nicely captured Konstantinos.

  • Thank you very much Peter!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Cat2be
    Cat2bealmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature 23 September 2010

  • Many thanks Kimba for the feature, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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