Definition of sadhu in English:

sadhu

Syllabification: sa·dhu
Pronunciation: /ˈsädo͞o
 
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noun

Indian
  • A holy man, sage, or ascetic.
    More example sentences
    • India is the birthplace of Hinduism as well as Buddhism, motherland of Sikhs and Jains, the abode of more rishis, sadhus, mahatmas, and maharishis than any place on earth.
    • Those who follow the fast track, mostly men, are the sadhus, the ‘holy men’ of India.
    • It was at times as if the Western press was reflecting the images of a colonial India: mysterious Pagan rites, naked sadhus, teeming masses praying to an alien God.

Origin

Sanskrit.

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