PORTRAIT OF MAGESH NALLA Magesh left a well paid job as an IT computer consultant to pursue to path of Aghora. After years of practice, he finds no temptation to return to his old life. Varanasi, India Photographed by Joey L.
oceanofmind: “vanmoose: “My friend Baba Balakdas. 42 years old. A devotee of Shiva. Sadhus are known as ‘babas’ in Nepal. The word ‘baba’ means father or uncle in most Indian languages.” ” Sadhus live an ascetic life on the fringes of society.
(Holy man) Sadhus are sanyasi, or renunciates, who have left behind all material attachments and live in caves, forests and temples all over India and Nepal. A Sadhu is usually referred to as Baba by common people.