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Holy Men of Nepal

Story posted: 21. May 2011 by CPA Media

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Holy Men of Nepal


And the wildest dreams of Kew are the facts in Kathmandu

Rudyard Kipling, 1895



They are known, variously, as sadhus , yogis , fakirs and sunyasins . They are the ascetic - and often eccentric - practitioners of an austere form of Hinduism. Sworn to cast off earthly desires, some choose to live as anchorites in the wilderness. Others, as these pictures make clear, are of a less retiring disposition,…

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