sadhu (hindu holy man) with chimpta - orchha (india)


Sadhu (Hindu holy man) with Chimpta - Orchha (India)

The chimpta (or chimta) is actually a fire tong used as a percussion musical instrument.­

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MDR 30B, Uttar Pradesh, India

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 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.­

For more info on Sadhus, go to:
factsanddetails.­com/­world/­cat55/­sub354/­item1345.­html
en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Sadhu

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.­