Arts and Culture Portrait Street Travel Naga Sadhu standing on one leg July 1, 2016 Naga Sadhu standing on one leg | Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India Naga Sadhu standing on one leg in Varanasi. Read more: Sadhu If you would like to buy a print of any of the images, get in touch with me here. Advertisements Share thisClick to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to email (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related #India#Photography#Portrait Photography#Portraiture#Sadhu#Street Photography#Uttar Pradesh#Varanasi Post navigation ← A smiling boy with cattle herd Curious boy during the morning Eid prayer → 147 thoughts on “Naga Sadhu standing on one leg” These guys are tough….. Reply ↓ ;) Reply ↓ Great image. I love the colour pallette you’ve used Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ Reblogged this on Kingdom of the Lost and commented: An amazing photograph by a very talented photographer. Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ Of course! Your photos are incredible :) Reply ↓ :) Reply ↓ Great shot! Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ Gorgeous frame! Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ one leg but with lot of support right? cool! Reply ↓ yeah ;) Reply ↓ Wow Reply ↓ :) Reply ↓ They live very tough life…………. Reply ↓ ;) Reply ↓ Whoa! Wonder if he is one of those standing babas that the book Shantaram refers to. Can’t decide what exactly I feel looking at this…it’s both intense and creepy! Reply ↓ i think there are few of these standing sadhus. Reply ↓ Great portrait, makes me think of what is important in life…have not found the answer, maybe he has! Reply ↓ thank you Paula :) Reply ↓ Interesting! Reply ↓ thank you Margaret :) Reply ↓ Love the colours in the pic. You are super talented man. And I still have my eye on the pic. that needs to be ordered ASAP by me. Thanks for the generous patience Joshi :) Reply ↓ thank you :) hehe okies! Reply ↓ excellente photo avec une superbe lumière! amitiés Reply ↓ thank you Jean :) Reply ↓ Beautiful portrait. What a pose. Always something different about your subjects, Joshi :) Reply ↓ thank you Mabel :) Reply ↓ nicely captured Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ Everything is relative… karma has for each one of us the ultimate book. As usual, dear Joshi, beautiful!!!! :-)c Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ Oops, you did it again – good choice to exhibit! Sadhu’s are quite something… Reply ↓ hehe thank you :) Reply ↓ Intense! Reply ↓ thank you Arun :) Reply ↓ Is that a Rolex on his wrist? Reply ↓ hehe nicely spotted ;) Reply ↓ I find these guys rather creepy and even the pic conveys the same message !! Shraap mat de dena Babaji ;) Reply ↓ hehe yeah :) Reply ↓ Good1. You should start a blog or video channel for people like me, who are interested in photography from scratch. Let me know, once ready and will gift you photographyfromscratch.com or similar available domain :) Reply ↓ okies! Reply ↓ Love the photo Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ Great capture of an amazing man! Reply ↓ thank you Peter :) Reply ↓ Gorgeous picture! And it was taken in one of my favorite places on earth, Varanasi! Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ Wat an interesting shot! He seems to love juwelry :) Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ Beautiful, as always Reply ↓ thank you Leyla :) Reply ↓ Great portrait. Reply ↓ thank you Rajesh :) Reply ↓ Beautifully captured…as always.. Reply ↓ thank you Hitesh :) Reply ↓ Awesome stuff…great light and colour Reply ↓ thank you Mark :) Reply ↓ Superb capture, bravo! Reply ↓ thank you Roland :) Reply ↓ Indian essence. Nice shot. The monk has been standing on one leg for long days. Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ Way to capture the moment, Joshi. The light is superb. Reply ↓ thank you Jane :) Reply ↓ Way to capture the moment, Joshi. Superb light and composition. Reply ↓ The Sadhus are so interesting!! So glad you shared this one!! Reply ↓ my pleasure :) Reply ↓ Another excellent portrait – there must be a story about this sadhu, with the platform and all the jewelry… Reply ↓ thank you Tom :) Reply ↓ Intriguing. There are many aspects to look. Reply ↓ :) Reply ↓ You could write a photobook about the people that you take photos of , as well as their stories. Fascinating! Reply ↓ yeah, thank you :) Reply ↓ Another mesmerising portrait Joshi. Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ I’m always curious to know about them ! Nice capture Reply ↓ thank you Ranjana :) Reply ↓ I can’t stop admiring this! You are so clever Joshi 😄 Reply ↓ thank you Julie :) Reply ↓ Nice click, but why they stand in one leg?. Reply ↓ thank you, may be it gives them spiritual enlightenment ;) Reply ↓ You have an eys, Amazing click! Reply ↓ thank you Sushmita :) Reply ↓ A great moment captured… the pose is awesome… :-) Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ Oh wow…that’s a rustic shot. Fantastic! Reply ↓ thank you Namrota :) Reply ↓ I love the fact that he is wearing a wrist watch. Somehow it is in contradiction with MY perceived notion that time would be something he would not be worrying about. Goes to show me how little I know. Reply ↓ what is normally written about them and what you see may be different ;) Reply ↓ Wow, excellent shot Joshi! Reply ↓ thank you Patti :) Reply ↓ such interesting portrait, Joshi, fascinating blend of the colors and his pose, he looks sad and joyful at the same time… Reply ↓ thank you Alexandra :) Reply ↓ Stunning portrait and work dear Joshi!Wonderful vibrant colours and nice details :) Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ Such vibrant colours! Reply ↓ thank you Emily :) Reply ↓ wow…amazing capture Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ Beautiful!!!!! Go go go! Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ de belles couleurs Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ As always, nice portrait Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ Cool shot! Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ That’s dedication. The gold watch is an amusing detail. Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ Beautiful portrait! Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ Hard to comment on your portraits of Naga Sadhu’s … You are a master at it, Joshi :) Thank you so much for sharing :) Reply ↓ thank you so much :) Reply ↓ Such a dramatic looking photo Joshi. Wonderful shot. That guy does look kinda creepy though. Reply ↓ thank you Tony :) Reply ↓ Reblogged this on PenneyVanderbilt. Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ These guys always amaze me, because they believe that if they spend their lifetime standing on one leg, or sitting in the yoga pose, or holding their hands in the air (so many different ones), they’ll gain enlightenment. It is very sad that they’ve been told or taught this is the way to enlightenment, but perhaps it’s just what they’ve taken up by themselves to believe? I don’t have an opinion though, each to his own. Reply ↓ i agree and most of the people believe in all this! Reply ↓ Amazing ^_^ Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ Unflinching. Reply ↓ ;) Reply ↓ génial cette couleur à sa peau Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ these are so tough and religious sadhu in india. its a very difficult. Reply ↓ :) Reply ↓ Awesome portrait. Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ Beautiful shot! <3 Reply ↓ thank you Roberta :) Reply ↓ So interesting. Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ we are currently planning our next trip India and your photographs have indeed increased our excitement for it! Reply ↓ that is great and happy to know that :) Reply ↓ Oops… okay this one seems very interesting Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ rich colors–and so much detail to see–worth looking at for a long time. I am reminded of the Masai warriors who frequently stood on just one leg—maybe it was to rest one foot from the heat. Reply ↓ thank you so much :) Reply ↓ So interesting. Beautiful shot! <3 Reply ↓ thank you Amit :) Reply ↓ Cool image! I just started following you. Maybe you can have a look at my site nickvandijkphotography.com . Cheers, Nick Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ Bestu :p Reply ↓ ;) Reply ↓ Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. Basic HTML allowed.