Vaishanvite Meditating



Dressed in a saffron-colored robe, a sadhu counts prayer beads and meditates under a majestic old tree at the Deer Park, set amongst the ancient ruins of Sarnath. Distinctive vertical stripes painted on his forehead indicate this holy man is a Vaishnavite, a devotee of the Hindu god Vishnu. Sarnath, one of the oldest sacred sites in India, is a favorite pilgrimage center for Hindus and Buddhists.

Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh


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