Faces of India – 211

A sadhu outside a temple in Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu. As I zoomed into his face his eyes seemed so sorrowful that I didn’t have the heart to continue focusing on him. I can’t understand how people end up in this state. Is it really in a quest for peace of mind?

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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22 Responses

  1. TexWisGirl says:

    he has a great weathered face.

  2. Sylvia K says:

    Oh, Indrani!! So much sorrow, pain, anguish?? Whatever, it is SO present there in his eyes!! I can understand your being unable to continue focusing on him!! I would have felt the same way!!

  3. Jeevan says:

    hum… eyes coveys a lot!

  4. A good question.Many are mendicants in ochre robe preying on the piety and compassion of pilgrims at the temples.There can be a few spiritual seekers who generally do not beg.

  5. Don;t know where life leads…

  6. Great expression in this beautiful portrait!

  7. Carver says:

    Very moving portrait.

  8. I think a holy life is very foreign to most of us, totally opposite to a quest for greed like most people (at least in North America).

  9. Indrani, to my mind his eyes express sorrow not for himself but for what he sees in the world around him

  10. That's a splendid capture In! 🙂

  11. magiceye says:

    A wonderful portrait that can launch a thousand tales!!

  12. Yes Indrani…. Even I can the grief in his eyes.

  13. Wow! Photography is one of my many hobbies. And, I always believed that a person should be able to augment the pix with a fitting description. This is an awesome pic and beautifully described!

    You are very talented, Indrani!

  14. Do I see a tinge of sadness in his eyes? Expression well captured Indtrani.

  15. Interesting one Indrani ..

  16. Eyes says a lot ! beautiful capture Indrani ji

  17. D.Nambiar says:

    Another great portrait, Indrani.
    And yes, there is a lot of pain in those eyes.

  18. You've captured the emotions so well:)

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