Sadhvi, Hindu Women Monastics
April 26, 2012 • Photography & Travel
You don’t see too many women monks, or nuns if you are being pedantic, but there are some. Women generally tend to gravitate towards the householders path therefore you see fewer women renunciates then you do men.
Here’s a photo of a sadhvi, a woman monastic. Men are called sadhus. This photo was taken at the 2010 Kumbha Mela in Haridwar, North India. The three stripes on her forehead means she is of the Saivite sect within the Hindu religion. Saivites worship the supreme God in the form of Siva.
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