20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Baba Sadhu Nepal

Sadhus are dreadlocked holy men who have left behind all material attachments and live in caves, forests and temples all over India and Nepal.Many Sadhus beg in the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, but only for enough money for the bare necessities, such as food and clothing. Some say they are glorified beggars.Sadhus are especially common at this temple in Nepal, which is rated as one of the most important Shaiva pilgrimage sites. These holy men live solitary lives and use intoxicants as a path to spiritual insight.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Camera: HUAWEI Mate 50 Pro