Living on the street. Choice or necessity?
Category: Sense of Place
Photo and caption by Maria Janus
Sadhu means 'let the good happen'. At least 78 milions people in India are homeless, despite the country growing in global economic power. As an alternative to pursuit of riches, Sadhus-holy men of Hindu are focused on their spiritual life and eternal liberation. They deliberately live lives of perpetual pilgrimage and poverty, moving from one holy place to another. Here,sadhu sleeping by Jamuna river. Pictured in Mathura, holy city of Krishna worshippers.
Location: Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India
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