saddhu


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sad·dhu

 (sä′do͞o)
n.
Variant of sadhu.
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Noun1.saddhu - (Hinduism) an ascetic holy mansaddhu - (Hinduism) an ascetic holy man  
Hindooism, Hinduism - a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils
Hindoo, Hindu - a person who adheres to Hinduism
References in classic literature ?
In place of the tremulous, shrinking trader there lolled against the corner an all but naked, ash- smeared, ochre-barred, dusty-haired Saddhu, his swollen eyes - opium takes quick effect on an empty stomach - luminous with insolence and bestial lust, his legs crossed under him, Kim's brown rosary round his neck, and a scant yard of worn, flowered chintz on his shoulders.
The fewer money-lenders the better, say I; but, Saddhu or no Saddhu, he should pay for my stuff on his shoulders.
Having spent years in the caves and wilderness as a Saddhu under the guidance of enlightened gurus, Nandhi is an ideal candidate for the world vision he holds of peace.
Kim plays for similar stakes when he disguises his fellow player E23 as a Saddhu on the train; like his evening of playing the prophet, he gets sense of thrill out of confounding the local police and the other people sitting in his car (172).