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also sad·dhu  (sä′do͞o)
n. Hinduism
An ascetic holy man.

[From Sanskrit sādhu-, right, holy.]


(ˈsɑːduː) or


(Hinduism) a Hindu wandering holy man
[Sanskrit, from sādhu good]


(ˈsɑ du)

n., pl. -dhus.
a Hindu ascetic.
[1835–45; < Skt sādhu good, a holy man]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sadhu - (Hinduism) an ascetic holy mansadhu - (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
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They also held special ceremonies at Sadhu Bela Temple situated on the Indus river, Liaquat Chowk Temple, Sukkur and Balmiki Sabha Temple of Saddar Mohallah Shikarpur, Station Road, Khairpur, Pakistan Chowk Kashmore-Kandhkot, Mirpur Mathelo and other areas.
SUKKUR -- In the middle of the Indus River, flowing between Rohri and Sukkur, lies a small, tear-shaped island called Sadhu Bela: the woods of the sage.
The Sadhu Bela is a temple complex on an island in the middle of the Indus River, Pakistan.
Just behind Islamabad's D-12 sector, a dilapidated road leads to Sadhu ka Bagh, a garden over 2,400 years old at the foot of the Margalla Hills in the Shah Allah Ditta village.
Earlier, a bailiff produced the kiln workers, including children and women, before the court after recovering them from custody of a Chungi Amar Sadhu brick kiln owner, Haji Nazir.
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Electricity and Water Affairs Minister Dr Abdulhussain Mirza received members of the Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Sanstha (BAPS), led by Sadhu Brahmavihari Das.
At the outskirts of the Shah Allah Ditta, there is a site known in local history as Sadhu da Bagh, (the Garden of Saint), which was part of a much larger historic and cultural landscape, given its strategic location as the halting point of an ancient caravan route.
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The crush was believed to have been triggered when a sadhu, or holy man, threw coins into a crowd of pilgrims who were growing increasingly impatient at having to wait for their turn to bathe.
Sadhu Kanakarajan, who graduated from Northumbria in 2013 with a MSc Business Information Systems management degree, was the first ever graduate to be sponsored by the university via a UKBA's Tier 1 entrepreneur visa.