Faces of India – 159

A sadhu from Barakar, West Bengal. He said he traveled from Varanasi to Barakar by foot. He rested at various temples on the way.

Faces of India, a series through which I intend to portray the various
characters of my country whom I met during my travels. See more here


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40 Responses

  1. TexWisGirl says:

    wonderful portrait!

  2. Gail Dixon says:

    An interesting face, but also I see a lot of kindness in his eyes. This is wonderful.

  3. Sylvia K says:

    So much wisdom in his face, Indrani. Another wonderful capture. Thank you.

  4. There is a contented smile in his face.

  5. D. Prabhu says:

    Nice capture πŸ™‚

  6. Good man/good woman, is beautiful, you can learn a lot from a sadhu.

  7. Super portrait, Indrani. I wonder what the yellow and red paint means.

  8. Haddock says:

    A weary by happy face.

  9. George says:

    I really like this portrait. Very well done!

  10. Carver says:

    Another wonderful and unique portrait.

  11. Jeevan says:

    brilliant portrait!

  12. ashok says:

    perfect capture!

  13. Many thanks for the comments friends.

    E G Camera Girl… the symbol on his forehead indicates he is Vaishnavite.
    The colors are of haldi and kumkum (turmeric and vermilion)that signifies holiness and strength.

  14. D.Nambiar says:

    Really nice one, Indrani.

  15. Anita says:

    Nice that he posed happily πŸ™‚

  16. The face is the index of his experiences

  17. Mridula says:

    I am becoming a fan of your faces series. Such a nice capture.

  18. Fly Girl says:

    A beautiful portrait. Did he pose for you or did you get this shot candidly?

  19. Thanks for the comments friends. πŸ™‚

    Fly Girl, the sadhu posed for me and talked too with me.

  20. Wonderful. I can find a smile there πŸ˜‰

  21. Dina says:

    Long live such holy men!

  22. A face on which time has drawn complicated geometrical patterns..nice shot .. πŸ™‚

  23. A typical photograph of People who travel from place to place in saffron dress. A part of them are in quest for an eternal truth, another part disgusted from the society. I saw people travelling from Varanasi to Rishikesh and then to Char dham like this.

  24. I cannot make out from his eyes whether he is smiling a happy smile or a sad one. This capture is very beautiful, Indrani.

  25. Like the portray and am amazed how you highlighted the fact that they travel long distance.

  26. Anna says:

    Beautiful portrait, Indrani!
    So much to see… like it very much… specially the little smile in his eyes. ;-)))
    Greetings, Anna

  27. Worth the visit here..Lovely capture…

  28. some holy shot πŸ™‚

  29. Great capture, Indrani!

  30. This face expresses experience and benevolence I my view. A very nice capture.

  31. Lovely series! One photo took me to another… especially loved reading the little snippets after each picture.

  32. This is a typical face of India. I have always wondered how people can find joy in this sort of existence.

  33. Sudhir R says:

    Now! is this not real travelling?

  34. A very interesting character to shoot and you have taken the pic very nicely !

  35. Wonderful portrait of a holy man.

  36. Reader Wil says:

    A face full of history and wisdom! Such a beautiful wise man!
    Thank you!

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