Mahashivratri is celebrated all across India, in honour of Lord Shiva. On this big day for all Shiva devotees, we are featuring the most ardent ones we met during our Amarnath yatra. It was our introduction to the ways and lives of ascetics, the sadhus.
Carrying all their worldly belongings on their shoulders, they trudged on, on this important pilgrimage.
Seeing them, was a study in cutting things down to the basics.
When they took a break, it always involved their favourite smoke!
Chunnilal was a young sadhu, walking barefoot along the entire Amarnath yatra route.
Some were there, of course, to just set up shop!
25 thoughts on “Photo: Ardent Shiva devotees”
Great Photos , made me all worked up and plan for a travel …
Amazing photos! You have captured the true essence of Shiva bhakts.
Thank you, Subhodeep! The troubles that they went through during the Amarnath yatra, it was a true pilgrimage!
Splendid photography !!
Very well captured. Loved them all ?
Wonderful clicks. 🙂
Absolutely Awesum pics ! kudos to both !
Thank you very much, Ram!
great pics,bright and colorful
Yeah, in their oranges and yellow, the sadhus always presented a colourful picture! Thank you for your comments!
Love the candidness in each one! SO WELL CLICKED! 🙂 Kudos 🙂
It was the first time we are interacting with the sadhus. It’s amazing how comfortable one gets to give a shot after a few minutes of conversation!
Absolutely brilliant pics! Can you pls also have some notes on the whole yatra? Would be very useful for someone like me who wants to visit. there
Thank you for your comment, Desh. We have in fact written a detailed post about our Amarnath yatra. You can have a look at Amarnath yatra: Trek on a pilgrimage.
Well captured through pictures.
Your blog is so clean and neat. Loved the way you presented the information.Your photos are vivid and clear. would definitely read on.
Very unique compilation !!
Lovely photo essay for Maha Shivaratri!!