A sadhu at Amber Fort in Jaipur, India 07 Sep 2017
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A feature of Indian religious life is the presence of sadhus (wandering hermits). They can be seen in cities and villages, in forests, on the banks of rivers and in the Himalayas. They dress in saffron or ochre robes with their bodies smeared with ash. Some have taken vows of silence. Others preach or chant hymns, and they are broadly divided into followers of Vishnu, Vaishnavas and Shiva. Explore Jaipur and other areas of India on Insight guides' The Essential Golden Triangle trip.
This article was originally published on 14th January, 2016