Photos of Sadhus (Hindu holy men) in India.
In Hinduism, sadhu is a common term for an ascetic, practitioner of yoga (yogi) and/or wandering monks. The sadhu is solely dedicated to achieving the fourth and final Hindu goal of life, moksha (liberation), through meditation and contemplation of Brahman. Sadhus often wear saffron-colored clothing, symbolizing renunciation.
A Sadhu is usually referred to as Baba by common people. The word 'baba' means father, or uncle, in many Indian languages.
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Photos taken in the village of Orchha (India). This village used to be an important city and it has many ruined temples and palaces. This is a popular destination for Hindu pilgrims.
For more information about this place, read the Wikipedia article: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orchha
Photos taken during a 7-week, 7000 Km motorcycle tour across parts of India (Delhi, Rajasthan, Ladakh, Kashmir, Jammu and more) in May-June 2009.
Photos of cows, and related bovine animals (e.g. calves, oxes, bulls, water buffaloes, yacks).
I have not included photos of butchered cows (body-parts and meat, i.e. beef). Those can be seen in my Meat Markets series.