Photographs of Sadhus

Bharmour: Himachal Pradesh
Sadhu from Niranjani Akhara portrait
Sadhus decorated with garlands
Niranjani Akhara
A sadhu checks himself in the mirror
Prayers before the Devta
Moni Baba Varanasi
Sadhu rinses a pot Varanasi
Bathing ritual by the Ganges
Milan Bharti
Naga sadhus arrive in Varanasi from the Kumbh Mela
Sunrise over the Ganges at Varanasi
Balak Dass finishes adjusting his turban
Balak Muni
Udasin reading the Gita
Haridwar Dass Udasin
Maha Dev Giri
Kedara Anand Giri
Surayand Sarswati
Ram Bharti
Baharat Rajandera Nand Sarswati
Naga Babas bathe in the Ganges, Kumbh Mela, Allahabad
Reading the Gita, Rishikesh
Just above Gangotri
Gaumukh, source of Ganges
Small temple at Gaumukh
Bhagirathi peaks Gaumukh
Trek to Gaumukh, Himalayas
Trek to Gaumukh
Chela Old Delhi
Kamal Giri
Young sadhu smoking
Holy bath at Sonepur
Sadhu visit Rajasthan
Nath yogi, Rajasthan
A young Nath yogi
Nath yogis Pushkar
Young sannyasi, Kumbh Mela, Allahabad
Makar Sankranti, Kumbh Mela, Allahabad
Naga Babas, Kumbh Mela, Allahabad
Evening Ritual, Kumbh Mela, Allahabad
By the Wayside, Royal Pilgrimage, Himalayas
Naga Baba, Kumbh Mela, Allahabad
Hindu Austerity, Kumbh Mela, Allahabad
Finishing a Cigarette, Kumbh Mela, Hardwar
Sadhu Portrait, Kumbh Mela, Hardwar
Ash Smeared Sadhu, Kumbh Mela, Hardwar
Sadhu Kumbh Mela, Hardwar.
Evening Bathing Ritual, Kumbh Mela, Hardwar
Nandi Bharti, Kumbh Mela, Hardwar
Rebirth, Kumbh Mela, Hardwar
Brightly Coloured Tent, Kumbh Mela, Hardwar
The Mark of Lord Shiva, Kumbh Mela, Hardwar
Morning Bathing, Kumbh Mela, Hardwar
Udasin Meditates, Kumbh Mela, Hardwar
Naga Baba outside his tent, Kumbh Mela, Allahabad
Royal Bath, Kumbh Mela, Hardwar
After His Bath, Kumbh Mela, Hardwar
Bathing Ghat, Kumnb Mela, Hardwar
Seated Naga Baba, Kumbh Mela Hardwar
Kumbh Mela, Hardwar
Sacred Fire, Kumbh Mela, Hardwar
The Ganges at Hardwar, Kumbh Mela, Allahabad
Sadhu, Kumbh Mela, Allahabad
Sadhu sitting on bridge, Himalayas
Hindu Sannyasi, Kumbh Mela Allahabad
Lakhshman Puri

Blog Posts about Sadhus

Akshay Giri begins Aarti in the early morning inside their tented encampment: Kumbh Mela, Prayag

Twelve Years to Create a Photograph

I am a photographer who is prepared to wait, to be patient and not to rush into certain situations. In my experience it is sometimes so much more worthwhile not to pursue a photograph the instant I find myself in […]

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Meditation In front of Fire

Portraits of the Spiritually Reclusive

Thinking about it now, I don’t think I have ever been refused a photograph by anyone I have sat and drank tea with. In India it is an essential ice breaker; a liquid preamble to any really meaningful social discourse and a chance for your host to get the measure of you.

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Rupkund on the Nanda Devi Raj Jat, Garwhal Himalayas

Podcast: A Candle for the Dead

A podcast of a conversation with Nick Fleming about this photo from the Living Divinely Series. Nick tells the story of the eerie and mysterious lake at Roopkund, 16,000 ft. in the Himilayas on the Nanda Devi Pilgrimage and the circumstances surrounding the photograph he took. Click “Read more…” to listen to the podcast.

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Nick Fleming Behind the Lens

Photographing Nihangs of the Baba Bakala Dal (<a href="" target="_blank">Photo by Dalbir Singh</a>)
On the path up to Gaumukh (<a href="" target="_blank">Photo by Dalbir Singh</a>)
Photographing as Nihangs leave the mela ground at the end of Hola Mohalla in Anandpur Sahib, Punjab (<a href="" target="_blank">Photo by Dalbir Singh</a>)
Near Jammu (<a href="" target="_blank">Photo by Dalbir Singh</a>)
With Nihangs in Anandpur Sahib, Punjab (<a href="" target="_blank">Photo by Dalbir Singh</a>)
Taking a breather on the Armanath Yatra, Kashmir (<a href="" target="_blank">Photo by Dalbir Singh</a>)
Milan Bharti making a cup of tea, Varanasi (<a target="_blank" href="">Photo by Dalbir Singh</a>)
Photographing in Varanasi (<a target="_blank" href="">Photo by Dalbir Singh</a>)
Gurdwara under construction at Shaeedi Bhag, Anandpur Sahib (<a href="" target="_blank">Photo by Dalbir Singh</a>)
Portrait session with young sadhu during the Kumbh Mela in Hardwar (<a href="" target="_blank">Photo by Dalbir Singh</a>)