sadhu (hindu holy man) with large red tilaka with polka dots (nepal)

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Sadhu (Hindu Holy Man) with large colorful red Tilaka (ritual forehead marking) with polka dots during the Maha Shivaratri Hindu Festival (Nepal)

His face is covered with Vibhuti, the Hindu sacred ash.­

Hundreds of thousands of Sadhus, Babas, Hindu devotees and pilgrims converge to the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu during the Shivaratri festival ('Great Night of Shiva'), to pray Lord Shiva.­

For more info about Vibhuti, the Hindu holy ash, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Vibhuti.

For more information and to see other photos of the Shivaratri festival and the Pashupatinath Temple, read the album description.

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Pashupati Nath Road, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal