Bearded Ascetic

Sadhu replying with hand raise

A sadhu replied with his hand raise

Shot in Swayambhunath, Nepal.

Swayambhunath was a religious complex and one of holy sanctuaries in this country. The man was an ascetic of Hinduism called Sadhu. The place was holy place for Buddhist though, he was hanging out at the entrance. He wore a gorgeous beard and painted his forehead. When I focused on him, he smiled and raised his hand. The pattern of the painting described which sect he belonged to.

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Photo No.
3379
Shooting Date
Jun 2009
Posted On
November 14, 2009
Place
Swayambhunath, Nepal
Genre
Portrait Photography
Camera
CANON EOS 1V
Lens
EF85MM F1.2L II USM
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