20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Sadhu M.N. Phasad in his lair in Mathura, India

A sadhu, in Hinduism, is an ascetic who has renounced attachment to all material things with an objective of complete connection with the divine. M.N. became a sadhu at the unusual age of three years old. He was adopted by his grandfather, who was a practicing sadhu, and was indoctrinated into the way of life at a very early age.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Mathura, India
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Greg Davis