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Pashupatinath Sahdu Baba

A sadhu is usually referred to as Baba by common people. The word baba also means father, grandfather, or uncle in many Indian languages. Sometimes the respectful suffix -ji may also be added after baba, to give greater respect to the renunciate. It is also a term of endearment for small boys.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: kathmandu, Nepal
Camera: NIKON D610
Copyright: © Mohd Irman Ismail