Dec 12, 2013

Portraits Of A Sadhu

In Hindu society, a Sadhu (Also referred to as a Baba) is the title given to any abstinent monk who dedicates his life to achieving Moksa, a form of liberation that could be compared to the Buddhists pursuit of Nirvana. Photographer Jeremy Snell headed out to the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu to get a glimpse into the life and mentality of a Sadhu in this visually striking portrait. Wearing bright red and saffron colored clothing and face paint, these monks announce their Sanyasa, or renunciation of various worldly pleasures to help them focus on their spiritual goals.

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