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Photographs of Reclusive Hindu Holy Men

Sadhus, or Sanyasis, are Hindu holy men who have shunned the comforts of home and society. They lead solitary life and appear in public during festivals like Kumbha Mela. German banker and photographer Mario Gerth had always cherished the dream of taking photos of these reclusive holy men. Daily Mail UK has published the photographs.

It must be noted here that the real Sadhus are very hard to meet and they never interact with public. They rarely appear for participating in religious functions. These photographs might be of Sadhus who roams around India – this is a different class of Sadhus.