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A holy man, sage, or ascetic.
- ‘Sometime before the age of 20, he was initiated into sannyas by an old sadhu named Pandit Devi Sahaya Shukla.’
- ‘Those who follow the fast track, mostly men, are the sadhus, the ‘holy men’ of India.’
- ‘It is our opinion that ashrams developed by a sadhu should be run by sadhus after the founder's passing.’
- ‘In ecstasy, the disciples prepared a huge feast, the guru ate heartily and the ashrama was once again a happy home for sadhus.’
- ‘India is the birthplace of Hinduism as well as Buddhism, motherland of Sikhs and Jains, the abode of more rishis, sadhus, mahatmas, and maharishis than any place on earth.’
- ‘It was at times as if the Western press was reflecting the images of a colonial India: mysterious Pagan rites, naked sadhus, teeming masses praying to an alien God.’
- ‘During Muslim and British times, the mela gathering of pilgrims and sadhus was a significant force in the preservation of Hinduism and the continued identity of India as a Hindu nation.’
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