Murray Hunter- Smith

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This sadhu's vertically oriented tilaka that converges on the bridge of his nose shows him to be a Vaishnava, or follower of Lord Vishnu, known as the Preserver in the Hindu Pantheon of Gods. The flower in his hair is completely of his own design. Although the forehead markings, or tilakas, are relatively uniform in relation to one's order, sect, and sub-sect, individual variations in both the tilaka and other body art are the norm, not an exception.Pashupatinath, Kathmandu, Nepal.

This sadhu's vertically oriented tilaka that converges on the bridge of his nose shows him to be a Vaishnava, or follower of Lord Vishnu, known as the Preserver in the Hindu Pantheon of Gods. The flower in his hair is completely of his own design. Although the forehead markings, or tilakas, are relatively uniform in relation to one's order, sect, and sub-sect, individual variations in both the tilaka and other body art are the norm, not an exception.Pashupatinath, Kathmandu, Nepal.

hindu holy man at festival honoring Shiva

Uomo santo indù al festival che onora Shiva si fa una canna propiziatoria