Maha Shivaratri 2020: Pictures of Sadhus From the Festival of Shiva

India | Reuters | February 21, 2020, 7:20 am
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 A sadhu smears his face with ash and vermilion powder at the courtyard of the Pashupatinath Temple during Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: AP)
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A sadhu smears his face with ash and vermilion powder at the courtyard of the Pashupatinath Temple during Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: AP)

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 A sadhu smeared in ash walks towards Pashupati temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: AP)
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A sadhu smeared in ash walks towards Pashupati temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: AP)

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 A sadhu smokes marijuana at the courtyard of Pashupati temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: AP)
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A sadhu smokes marijuana at the courtyard of Pashupati temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: AP)

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 Sadhus eat food at the courtyard of Pashupati temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: AP)
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Sadhus eat food at the courtyard of Pashupati temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: AP)

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 A sadhu smokes marijuana at the courtyard of Pashupati temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: AP)
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A sadhu smokes marijuana at the courtyard of Pashupati temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: AP)

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 A boy smeared in ash gets ready for his morning prayers at the courtyard of Pashupati temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: AP)
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A boy smeared in ash gets ready for his morning prayers at the courtyard of Pashupati temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: AP)

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 A sadhu smokes marijuana at the courtyard of Pashupati temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: AP)
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A sadhu smokes marijuana at the courtyard of Pashupati temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: AP)

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 Sadhus perform morning rituals at the courtyard of Pashupati temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: AP)
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Sadhus perform morning rituals at the courtyard of Pashupati temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: AP)

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 Sadhus arrive to take a bath in the Bagmati river near Pashupati temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: AP)
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Sadhus arrive to take a bath in the Bagmati river near Pashupati temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: AP)

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 A Sadhu eats snacks at the courtyard of Pashupati temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: AP)
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A Sadhu eats snacks at the courtyard of Pashupati temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: AP)

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 A sadhu offers prayers at the courtyard of the Pashupatinath Temple during Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: AP)
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A sadhu offers prayers at the courtyard of the Pashupatinath Temple during Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: AP)

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 A sadhu with his face smears with ash and vermilion powder adjusts his head gear sitting at the courtyard of the Pashupatinath Temple during Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: AP)
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A sadhu with his face smears with ash and vermilion powder adjusts his head gear sitting at the courtyard of the Pashupatinath Temple during Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: AP)

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 A sadhu offers prayers at the courtyard of the Pashupatinath Temple during Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: AP)
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A sadhu offers prayers at the courtyard of the Pashupatinath Temple during Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: AP)

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 A sadhu with tika on his forehead sits at the premises of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: Reuters)
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A sadhu with tika on his forehead sits at the premises of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: Reuters)

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 A sadhu makes fire to keep himslef warm at the courtyard of the Pashupatinath Temple during Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: AP)
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A sadhu makes fire to keep himslef warm at the courtyard of the Pashupatinath Temple during Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: AP)

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 Sadhus offer a prayers at the courtyard of the Pashupatinath Temple during Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu, Nepal (Image: AP)
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Sadhus offer a prayers at the courtyard of the Pashupatinath Temple during Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu, Nepal (Image: AP)

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 A sadhu smears his face with ash and vermilion powder at the courtyard of the Pashupatinath Temple during Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: AP)
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A sadhu smears his face with ash and vermilion powder at the courtyard of the Pashupatinath Temple during Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: AP)

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 A sadhu smears ashes on his body at the premises of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: Reuters)
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A sadhu smears ashes on his body at the premises of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: Reuters)

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 A sadhu with a snake wrapped on his neck sits at the premises of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: Reuters)
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A sadhu with a snake wrapped on his neck sits at the premises of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: Reuters)

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 A sadhu offers prayers at the courtyard of the Pashupatinath Temple during Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: AP)
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A sadhu offers prayers at the courtyard of the Pashupatinath Temple during Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: AP)

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 A sadhu smokes in a chillum on the premises of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu. (Image: Reuters)
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A sadhu smokes in a chillum on the premises of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu. (Image: Reuters)

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 A sadhu is pictured as he sits inside the premises of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu. (Image: Reuters)
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A sadhu is pictured as he sits inside the premises of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu. (Image: Reuters)

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 A sadhu smeared with ashes sits in the sun at the premises of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu. (Image: Reuters)
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A sadhu smeared with ashes sits in the sun at the premises of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu. (Image: Reuters)

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 A sadhu holds a snake as he sits at the premises of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: Reuters)
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A sadhu holds a snake as he sits at the premises of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: Reuters)

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 A sadhu smiles as he speaks with visitors at the premises of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu. (Image: Reuters)
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A sadhu smiles as he speaks with visitors at the premises of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu. (Image: Reuters)

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 A sadhu smeared with ashes applies tika on his forehead at the premises of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: Reuters)
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A sadhu smeared with ashes applies tika on his forehead at the premises of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: Reuters)

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 Sadhus play traditional instruments as they sit at the premises of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu. (Image: Reuters)
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Sadhus play traditional instruments as they sit at the premises of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu. (Image: Reuters)

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 A Hindu holy man ties his hair as he stands outside his ashram at the premises of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: Reuters)
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A Hindu holy man ties his hair as he stands outside his ashram at the premises of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: Reuters)

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 A sadhu smeared with ashes sits at the premises of Pashupatinath Temple, ahead of the Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: Reuters)
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A sadhu smeared with ashes sits at the premises of Pashupatinath Temple, ahead of the Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: Reuters)

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 A sadhu recites the holy book of Ramayana at the premises of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: Reuters)
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A sadhu recites the holy book of Ramayana at the premises of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: Reuters)

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 A sadhu applies ashes on his face at the premises of the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: Reuters)
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A sadhu applies ashes on his face at the premises of the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: Reuters)

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 A Hindu holy man displays his long hair at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: Reuters)
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A Hindu holy man displays his long hair at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: Reuters)

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