Weekly Photo Challenge: Community

Sadhus rest in shade beside a well in Dwarka, Gujarat, India. They are gathering for their one free meal of the day at the brotherhood centre of their community.

The lives of sadhu in contemporary India vary tremendously. Sadhu live in ashrams and temples in the midst of major urban centres, in huts on the edges of villages, in caves in the remote mountains, many in the open in the shade of trees. Others live lives of perpetual pilgrimage, moving without ceasing from one town, one holy place, to another. Many sadhu are solitary, while others live in large, communal institutions. For sadhu the brotherhood or sisterhood of ascetics is very important.

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7 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Community

  1. dadirri7 says:

    such a beautiful photo of this community … saffron robes, dangling banyan roots … and having just read Autobiography of a Yogi I so appreciate your explanation of Sadhu.

  2. Madhu says:

    Can’t be an easy life. Perhaps a lot lighter than ours though, on many levels 🙂 Neat interpretation Tony.

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