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Durbar Square, Kathmandu.

In Nepal, visitors of main touristic areas often notice interesting personalities like this gentleman, unmistakenly in colourful local dresses, complemented by dots on the forehead and/or flowers. They walk around in the main temple-concentrated squares, called Durbar Squares. They pose for photograph-lovers in return for symbolic amounts. This is how they earn their lives.

This gentleman was probably a beggar disguised as a sadhu. A sadhu is a term used for wandering monks in Hinduism, who renounce the benefits of material life to reach the spritual liberation thru meditation.

For previous faces of Nepal:

Faces of Nepal - I
Faces of Nepal - II


Cropped, increased sharpness, applied a tiny retouche.

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