Photographer's Note

In Kathmandu the principle Hindu temple is the Pashputinath, built over the sacred Bagmati river. It contains hundreds of beautifully carved shrines to many, many gods. Most of these date from the 14th to 16th centuries. Often they are inhabited by Sadhus or Holy men. Most these sadhus seem to stand around at busy intersections, awaiting donations from any devotees and tourists that pass bye. This one always looked so miserable and, as you can see, he had his personal pose, with twisted hands I think it in meant to be a yogic position and to aid meditation. However, his meditation seemed to bring him little joy.

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