a holy man of Hinduism
a good or holy man, saint]. sadhunam [genitive plural
This is essentially the same as a sannyasin. This is a person who renounces life and everything that goes with it (religion, caste, family, etc.) and essentially becomes a wandering hermit seeking moksha.
A Jain monk.
Saddhu Holy man, ascetic.
a being who has disciplined himself
a Hindu who devotes his entire life to his religion and forsakes all the worldly pleasures
a person who abdicates his worldly responsibilities and duties to fully devote himself to God
A holy man who has renounced the material world to devote himself to spiritual practice. He wanders from place to place and owns nothing. A female sadhu is a sadhvi.
An ascetic practitioner of yoga. A mendicant. A holy person.
Male person who has renounced worldly pursuits and has chosen an austere life of religious activities under strict vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. A Hindu renunciant.
A holy man or ascetic
a virtuous holy person, often of no fixed abode, travelling from place to place, dedicated to Self-realisation.
Hindu holy man
A man who has given up the family life, wealth, and worldly comforts for seeking liberation, and learning religious scriptures.
Sanskrit term for a holy hermit. Most, but notall, practice in solitary and emphasize asceticism.
A holy man, ascetic, or monk.
Holy man, an ascetic who has renounced the world
good, amen; (h) mendicant
Literally: An affable person. One who has perfect control over one's body. An ascetic.
a wandering holy man such as are still common in India today.
Wandering ascetic; monk.
Pious man; Sannyasin.
In Hinduism, sadhu is a common term for an ascetic or practitioner of yoga (yogi) who has given up pursuit of the first three Hindu goals of life: kama (pleasure), artha (wealth and power) and even dharma (duty). The sadhu is solely dedicated to achieving moksha (liberation) through meditation and contemplation of God. Although the term Sadhu has its roots in Hinduism it is also used for followers of other religions, if they live a Sadhu life.