A sleepy sadhu at the door of a small temple in Patna. The Sadhu tradition has a long history. It consists of renouncing worldly ties in pursuit of higher values of life. Ideally a sadhu lives in the society but is detached from its pleasures and pains.
Sadhus typically survive on bhiksha (alms) provided by families, and on natural
resources, and they spend much of their time in meditation.