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In Kathmandu the principle Hindu temple is the Pashputinath. It contains hundreds of beautifully carved shrines to many, many gods. Most of these date from the 14th to 16th centuries. Often they are inhabited by Sadhus or Holy men. This seems to be an important intersection where several holy men meet up and talk about whatever holy men talk about. They also await donations from the visiting faithful. Their different dress signifies the different sub sects and the various gods that they worship.
This sadhu seems to like sitting with his leg over his head. It looks rather uncomfortable and I'm not quite sure why he does it, but it must be something to do with yoga. He sits chatting with two of his holy man mates , who have chosen a more usual way to sit.

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