Sadhus, holy men of India

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    This is a famous baba in Varanasi, always hanging out in Dasaswamedh Ghat on the banks of the holy Ganga. My friend Sanjay and i like to call him "Sundar baba" (the term "sundar" meaning "beautiful" in Hindi), because of his very elaborate attire and face tilaks.

    His hand position (mudrâ) is known as the abhaya-mudrâ, which means "have no fear".

    Scanned from fuji film.

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    1. SteelePop.. 92 months ago | reply

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    2. fredcan 92 months ago | reply

      Thanks a lot to you all friends!

    3. inesbexiga 92 months ago | reply



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    4. Akbar Simonse 92 months ago | reply



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    5. Memo Vasquez 92 months ago | reply



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    6. paula soler-moya 92 months ago | reply

      of course, what can the great baba fear with that look and aura?


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    8. kinginexile 92 months ago | reply

      Cool shot, indeed it is hard not to notice him, therefore not to shoot him.

    9. Deepatheawesome 92 months ago | reply

      Colorful guy I must agree

    10. tropicalrips 92 months ago | reply

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    11. Shrimaitreya 92 months ago | reply

      he is indeed bahut sundar!

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    12. Chitrakari 92 months ago | reply

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    13. fredcan 92 months ago | reply

      Thanks very much for all you comments and invites!

      @paula moya: The baba "have no fear" mudra is adressed to us, actually!

    14. Elishams 91 months ago | reply

      Le fameux… Et dire qu'il vendait des cacahuètes avant. lol !!! Bisous d'Inde.

    15. BrokenGhost 89 months ago | reply

      Great pic, excellent capture indeed!

      When the thumb and forefinger are together, this hasta mudra is actually Jnana Mudra (gesture of wisdom or teaching), sometimes called Gyan, Gyana or Chin mudra in different traditions, In Abhaya Mudra the forefinger and thumb would be pointing in the same direction as the other fingers, like when a polcieman gives the 'stop' sign.

    16. shashi vemula 74 months ago | reply

      Excellent shot....
      nice posture...
      and the colors are amazing!

    17. patti flynn 72 months ago | reply

      i recognise this sadhu! we saw him in varanasi last week....we walked the ghats every day and he always caught my eye
      wonderful photo of him!

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