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Godly Advice

An Indian Mela can't be complete without an Astrologer or a Sadhu (Godman). People come to the Godmen for advice on spiritual and worldly matters and to know their future and find solutions to their problems. The belief in Sadhus is so deep specially among the rural population that they live their lives by what the supposedly "Holy Men" say. Though the tangible difference a Sadhu makes to the sufferer's problems might be negligable, there is a deep psycological effect that the words of the Sadhus have on the Poor Man who is illiterate and unable to judge any logic or reason behind the spiritual words, thus being left with no other option but to abide by the Sadhu's words.

Godly Advice

An Indian Mela can't be complete without an Astrologer or a Sadhu (Godman). People come to the Godmen for advice on spiritual and worldly matters and to know their future and find solutions to their problems. The belief in Sadhus is so deep specially among the rural population that they live their lives by what the supposedly "Holy Men" say. Though the tangible difference a Sadhu makes to the sufferer's problems might be negligable, there is a deep psycological effect that the words of the Sadhus have on the Poor Man who is illiterate and unable to judge any logic or reason behind the spiritual words, thus being left with no other option but to abide by the Sadhu's words.

comments (4)

Nice candid shot! Well-done!
Thomas Mathew: Thanx Ash. I'm glad u liked it smile
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 2 Mar 2007, 07:13
This is spectacular, Thomas! The look on the Poor Man's face is so relective of your text. And once again, the colors are so brilliant. Another taste of your culture!

This reminds me of the Palm Readers we have at our fairs and carnivals in the States. I'm guessing the world over we have our soothsayers, astrologers, Palm Readers and Sadhus!
Thomas Mathew: Thanx a million Ginnie smile
  • Mia
  • Americana
  • 2 Mar 2007, 18:52
So did you get your fortune/horoscope read? smile Lovely capture
Thomas Mathew: Thanx Mia. I'm not a big believer in all that u see. I am more of a believer in Karma smile
Did you get your future ?
A great shot, the expression is wonderful and I like very much the colors !
Thomas Mathew: Naa Zeb, you know, you really can't get your future, no matter how hard you try, so its best to leave it alone wink Thanx for the appreciation smile

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