The Wise Sadhu of Nepal

Category: Travel Portraits


Photo and caption by Colin Handy

In Nepal the Sadhus can be found in the Kathmandu valley near the Himalayas. You will notice them in their red and yellow robes with strings of beads or they will be completely naked. They also have ash painted faces and bodies, which tells everyone their religious affiliation. Their hair is long and is never cut or washed. Some Sadhus don't wear anything and walk around naked with a spear in one hand and a brass pot for begging in the other.

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal


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