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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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Summary: Delhi [India], Aug 15 (ANI): On the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti tied rakhi to Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi here on Thursday.
Bhopal: Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday said that Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur has been made the BJP candidate from Bhopal as the party feels she is "not guilty" but was made a scapegoat by the then Congress government after coining the word 'bhagwa aatanki' (saffron terror).
Sadhvi Deva Thakur went a step further when she categorically stated that Muslims and Christians should be forcibly sterilised.
Cries of 'Vande Mataram' and 'Har Har Modi' rent the air thick as Pragya Singh Thakur aka Sadhvi Pragya's shiny black four-wheeler slid through the narrow lanes of the old bus stand in Bhopal city.
BJP's Lok Sabha candidate from Bhopal, Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, meets party's vice president and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Bhopal yesterday.
New Delhi: Lt Gen (retired) DS Hooda on Sunday said he was hurt by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sadhvi Pragya Thakur's remarks on police officer Hemant Karkare, killed in the 26/11 terror attack.
by PTI Union Minister of Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, MoS for Food Processing, and Swami Ramdev along with chefs cooking 'Khichdi' in a giant wok at the World Food India 2017 festival in New Delhi on Saturday to create a world record and popularise it as Brand India food.
As Sadhvi readies to step out of jail, sister says Cong leader must pay for tarnishing image
ISLAMABAD -- Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM), Aasiya Andrabi, has strongly condemned Sadhvi Prachi, a member of the extremist Hindu organisation Vishwa Hindu Parishad for her anti-Muslim remarks.
YENy DELHy (CyHAN)- The statement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the controversial remark by his minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti seems to have failed to pacify the Opposition, which on Friday continued to create ruckus in the Lok Sabha, forcing the chair to adjourn the House.
Many Hindus who settled around the world have found that they need a comprehensive source of information on the religion for their children, said Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, managing editor of the encyclopedia and a secretary of the India Heritage Research Foundation.
27 -- Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, a key accused in 2008 Malegaon blast case, has been placed under arrest by Madhya Pradesh Police in connection with the murder of Sunil Joshi, a suspect in the Samjhauta Express blast case who was killed at Dewas in December 2007.