Yellow Sadhu

Yellow ‘Fake’ Sadhu

This is one of the fake Sadhu’s (priests) that hang around in Durbar Square. They trade pictures for money and are quite pushy in their quest which gives a tarnished reputation to the real Sadhu priests. I refused to play their game so took surreptitious pictures from far away using a long lens. The deception they pose jaded me toward real Sadhu’s I saw at another location where I declined a red tilak on my forehead because it seemed they were only after money. It was only after reflection that I realized the folly of my ways in refusing the crimson mark on my forehead.

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