sadhu

[ UK /sˈædhuː/ ]
NOUN
  1. (Hinduism) an ascetic holy man
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  • Only three sadhus, with straggling long hair and fierce beards, were immediately identifiable; the rest, we learned later, consisted of servants and assorted bhakts who had attached themselves to the temple.
  • If skimpy clothing is the lifeline of the ramp, the biggest fashion show is staged on the banks of Ganges every twelfth year when thousands of Naga sadhus parade without even a stitch on their body.
  • Thomas Kelly A group of sadhus engage in an austerity called the panch-agni-tapasya, or five fire practice, in which pieces of burning cow dung are placed around the Sadhu as he meditates or performs hatha yoga. Understanding the Sadhu's Mysteries
  • They give donations to the sadhus - regarded as offerings to the gods - and get their blessing in return.
  • Some are holding beautiful flower garlands and decorations they hope to offer the sadhus as they pass.
  • Tales of plentiful pearls, exotic spices, and ascetic holy men, like the present-day sadhu shown here, appear in pages on India in Marco's book from the late 1290s, The Description of the World.
  • It was at times as if the Western press was reflecting the images of a colonial India: mysterious Pagan rites, naked sadhus, teeming masses praying to an alien God.
  • Thomas Kelly This fierce-looking Sadhu from a Shaivite akhara, or militant sub-sect historically created to protect the scholarly sadhus, displays his sword and nag-phani, or serpent horn. Understanding the Sadhu's Mysteries
  • The film also has its own spiritual touch: many images of flying birds, water shots of the director swimming lyrically with his girlfriend, even an inspiring Himalaya climb with a sadhu, with a gorgeous "heaven on earth" shot of a lake snuggled in icy mountains. Karin Badt: David Lynch and Transcendental Meditation: David Wants to Fly
  • After participating in the Kumbha Mela, they went on a pilgrimage to various shrines, temples, and to yogis and sadhus, many of whom he had studied with while learning tantra, Ayurveda, occult teaching and yoga.
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