Faces of India – 254

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…

faces of India 254

One of those men for my faces of India series who has renounced everything and dedicated himself to God, a sadhu! It amazes me each time I see some of the sadhus display their passion or talent to collect some donations. They live for themselves totally oblivious to the developments taking place around them. Go to a temple and you surely will find at least one sadhu seeking alms.

I met this sadhu near Kankalitala Temple in Bolpur, West Bengal. Both sadhu and me spent some time lost in our own worlds; he immersed in his devotion for God and me admiring his talent in playing the flute so melodiously.

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28 Responses

  1. sylviakirk says:

    I do so enjoy your Faces of India, Indrani!! Thank you for sharing these with us!! This is another very interesting one! Hope you enjoy a lovely weekend!!

  2. Al says:

    I always love your Faces of India series – what a great way to explore the character of such an amazing nation.

  3. This Sadhu is engrossed in his music. I like the light falling on the back of his head in this pic…generating a glow. He looks quite healthy for a man living on alms … I wonder where do they derive such power and patience from….hmmm

  4. Jeevan says:

    That’s nice of him bearing a talent within! Superb capture

  5. Lisa says:

    Love this photo! Sharing our talents makes the world a more beautiful and interesting place πŸ™‚

  6. reminds me of my grand-dad… Panditji πŸ™‚

  7. When Kniwledge Meets Rhythm

  8. Nice shot of the Pandit … he seems so lost in the music

  9. Gunilla says:

    wonderful capture of the sadhu!

  10. I love your this series Indrani πŸ™‚

  11. Jaspal says:

    Amazing pic .. Sadhu looks like posing for the pic πŸ™‚

  12. Sindhoooo says:

    He seems to be lost in the divinity of music… Must be a passionate devotee. Nice click πŸ™‚

  13. He is so much into his world looks like he doesn’t need anything than his flute. Sadhus can provide us good company on our travels. Clicking their photo is must as a memory. We remember taking many photos of Indian sadhus during our Amarnath yatra. There are many things we can learn from them.

  14. Once I met a sadhu in the local train, singing verses from Ram Charit Manas, while lost in his own world. It was so mesmerizing!

    The thing I love about this series is, it showcases things which we see daily and never spare a thought about! Loved it!

  15. Perfect capture we say! It looks like he was completely unaware of you clicking his pictures!

  16. Deepa says:

    Nice click πŸ™‚

  17. Priyanka says:

    This is one series of yours’ I look forward to. Great picture as always.

  18. Jyothi D'mello says:

    The Sadhus must be living such an uncomplicated life. The calmness reflects on his face.

  19. Reminds me of my great grand father :’)

  20. Great capture. I enjoy reading the story behind the pictures you capture πŸ™‚

  21. magiceye says:

    Beautiful portrait!

  22. Yogi Saraswat says:

    Continuing custom of India .

  23. Your post made me to hear Hariprasad Chaurasia. Haven’t heard him for a long time. Thanks for the reminder πŸ™‚

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