Varanasi Holy Man

By Neil Herbert

This Baba Vijay Nund. He is one of many baba's I photographed in my time in Varanasi. They are ascetic wanderers renounced of all earthly possessions, dedicating their lives to the pursuit of spiritual liberation. Private, dignified, selfless people, respected for their holiness and feared for their curses. I spoke with him many times and finally arranged this photograph early one morning along the ghats of the river Ganges.

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