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A collection of portraits taken in Varanasi, India: Ten Rupees by photographer Kevin Goss-Ross

Portraits from India by Kevin Goss-Ross. Brilliant portraits of the people of Varanasi one of the holiest hindu cities in India.

Portraits from India

Portraits from India by Kevin Goss-Ross. Brilliant portraits of the people of Varanasi one of the holiest hindu cities in India.

The processes and rituals of becoming a sadhu vary with sect; in almost all sects a sadhu is initiated by a guru who bestows upon the initiate a new name as well as a mantra (or sacred sound or phrase) which is generally known only to the sadhu and the guru and may be repeated by the initiate as part of meditative practice. Becoming a sadhu is a path followed by millions. It is supposed to be the fourth phase in a Hindu's life after studies being a father and a pilgrim but for most it is…

The processes and rituals of becoming a sadhu vary with sect; in almost all sects a sadhu is initiated by a guru who bestows upon the initiate a new name as well as a mantra (or sacred sound or phrase) which is generally known only to the sadhu and the guru and may be repeated by the initiate as part of meditative practice. Becoming a sadhu is a path followed by millions. It is supposed to be the fourth phase in a Hindu's life after studies being a father and a pilgrim but for most it is…

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