Most of the sadhus make their location near the major Hindu pilgrimage sites and staying in a strange way, most of them spread ashes on their body, some of them standing one arm on the air for years or some stay nude for ever even in the chilling winter waves. Sometimes they travel alone or in groups and live life high on marijuana.
|An Aghori sadhu in Varanasi ghats|
The Naga sadhus are believed to be come down from the Himalayas and can be seen during Kumbh Mela only. They sport thick locks and carry swords. They detached from worldly life not necessarily the pleasures like sex or narcotics. They follow the lifestyle of Lord Shiva and live life from begging. Their rituals are complex involving fire, water, meditation, yoga and strange mantras(chanting). Naga sadhus are known for their hard core austereness (not even wear a single cloth on their bodies) and always travel in large groups.
|Wisdom reflects through eyes|
Sadhus perform strange practices or ritual to attain enlightenment. Some sadhus are believed to execute magical rituals while some other practices hath and raja yoga (an intense forms of yoga) to gain enlightenment. Some sadhus perform tantric practices (diabolical worship) to make contact with god. Although very rare sadhus are enlightened but most of the sadhus are regarded holy due to their extreme dedication and asceticism.
|A sadhu practising concentration|
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