Mindblowing Portraits of Holy Men in Varanasi, India by Joey L – Don’t miss to watch the Video

Joey L is a young American photographer from NY. Here, in this project Joey produces such amazing portraits of Holy Men in Varanasi. Don’t miss to watch the video. You can check the full project in Behance.

Holy Men of Varanasi by Joey L
Vijay Nund on Ganges River
Ascetic priest Baba Vijay Nund rows a boat along the Ganges River.

 

Holy Men of Varanasi by Joey L
Vijay Nund Morning Puja
Vijay Nund performing morning rituals in the Ganges River, the most sacred river in Hinduism.

 

Holy Men of Varanasi by Joey L
Aghora
Aghori sadhus cover themselves with human ash, which is the last rite of the material body.

 

Holy Men of Varanasi by Joey L
Aghora Puja
The Aghori have a profound connection with the dead. Death is not a fearsome concept, but a passing from the world of illusion.

 

Holy Men of Varanasi by Joey L
Lal Baba
When he was young, Lal Baba’s parents arranged a marriage for him. Uncertain about his future, he ran away from home in Bihar Siwan and took up the lifelong task of becoming a sadhu.

 

Holy Men of Varanasi by Joey L
Jatas
Lal Baba has dreadlocks (jatas) several meters long, which have been growing for over 40 years. To sadhus, dreadlocks are a sign of renunciation and a life dedicated to spirituality.

 

Holy Men of Varanasi by Joey L
Portrait of Lal Baba
Lal Baba’s life is to travel. Even at 85 years old, he will continue to travel from holy place to holy place in India and Nepal.

 

Holy Men of Varanasi by Joey L
Portrait of Ram Das.

 

Holy Men of Varanasi by Joey L
Ram Das
Ram Das beside boat wreckage.

 

Holy Men of Varanasi by Joey L
Magesh Nalla
Magesh left a well paid job as an IT computer consultant to pursue to path of Aghora. After years of practice, he finds no temptation to return to his old life.

 

Holy Men of Varanasi by Joey L
Portrait of Magesh Nalla
Magesh left a well paid job as an IT computer consultant to pursue to path of Aghora. After years of practice, he finds no temptation to return to his old life.

 

Holy Men of Varanasi by Joey L
Aghori at Shiva Temple
Aghori sadhus inside a sunken Shiva temple at Scindia Ghat, on the banks of the River Ganges.

 

Holy Men of Varanasi by Joey L
Amit Byasi & Banmi Shri Ra
Batuk Students.

 

Holy Men of Varanasi by Joey L
Saurav Kumar Pandey
Batuk Student.

 

Holy Men of Varanasi by Joey L
Aghori Puja I
Baba Mooni conducting Aghori Puja.

 

Holy Men of Varanasi by Joey L
Aghori Puja II
Baba Mooni conducting Aghori Puja.

 

Holy Men of Varanasi by Joey L
Chet Singh Ghat
Baba Vijay Nund on the steps of Chet Singh Ghat on the banks of the Ganges River.

 

Holy Men of Varanasi by Joey L
Portrait of Baba Vijay Nund
Baba Vijay Nund outside his ashram on the banks of the Ganges River.

 

Holy Men of Varanasi by Joey L
Baba Mooni
Baba Mooni conducting Aghori Puja.

 

Holy Men of Varanasi by Joey L
Portrait of Shiv Ji Tiwari

 

Holy Men of Varanasi by Joey L
Shiv Ji Tiwari

 

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