Photographer's Note

Spiritual adventurers, ascetic warriors, devout mystics, occult rebels or philosophic monks,
the sadhus are revered by Hindus as representatives of the gods,
sometimes even worshipped as gods themselves.

For thousands of years they have been around. Once they must have been more numerous, but even today there are still four to five million sadhus, constituting about half a percent of the total population.
Organised in various sects, they passed on the wisdom of old, the method of yoga, that is 'yoking' soul and Soul together.

Usually they live by themselves, on the fringes of society, and spend their days in devotion to their chosen deity.
Some perform magical rituals to make contact with the gods, others practise intense forms of yoga and meditation to increase their spiritual powers and acquire mystical knowledge.

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Manuj Mehta

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