Capturing religiously crazy sadhus at Pashupatinath- the most admired destination in Nepal for People Photography

Capturing religiously crazy sadhus at Pashupatinath- the most admired destination in Nepal for People Photography

Posted Nov 2nd, 2015 under Photo Essay,

Photography tour in Nepal -sadhus of Pashupatinath

“Unity in diversity has been the true definition of Nepal for ages. Apart from catering thrilling adventurous activities, Nepal also has plenty of other interesting destinations that attract travelers having diverse preferences.”

 Unity in diversity has been the true definition of Nepal for ages. Apart from catering thrilling adventurous activities, Nepal also has plenty of other interesting destinations that attract travelers having diverse preferences.

Photography Tours in Nepal are one of the most emerging holiday products that has compelled many photographers to travel to this part of the world. Nepal is the melting point of Hinduism and Buddhism. Having said that Nepal does not only cater photography opportunities at Hindu and Buddhist revered sites. Having more than 100 ethnical tribes, soaring Himalayan peaks crowned atop lush vegetation and windswept highland deserts and scattered wildlife protected parks, Nepal is the ideal destination for different genres of photography.

Photography tour in Nepal -sadhus of Pashupatinath

“Based on writer’s experience during Nathan Horton Photography Tour 2015, in today’s post, we have included Nepal’s one of the most frequented destination by photographers. Pashupatinath Temple in Nepal is probably the best destination in Nepal for people photography”

Photography tour in Nepal -sadhus of Pashupatinath

Pashupatinath, the biggest Hindu Shrine at the bank of Holy Bagmati is the abode of Supreme God Shiva and his thousand followers who travel miles from Nepal and different parts of India attired like Shiva himself. The holiest place in Nepal for Hindu cremation, Pashupatinath is by far the best destination in Nepal for People Photography.

Photography tour in Nepal -sadhus of Pashupatinath

“However, photographing in Pashupatinath is not that easy.”

Photography tour in Nepal -sadhus of Pashupatinath

The first and the most important thing one needs to know is that you need to show enough respect to those faces (sadhus) whom you want to photograph. Most of the times gifts for them like money, cigarettes, and food items do the work. Do not forget to ask for the permission while photographing the interesting yet revered characters you see during the exploration of Pashupatinath.

Photography tour in Nepal -sadhus of Pashupatinath

“There are few sadhus who never want to be photographed, we suggest do not insist them or do not photograph despite their refusal- it is offensive. The best thing you can do is to hire a local guide who can arrange you enough opportunities to photograph these faces conveniently and at reasonable expense.”

Photography tour in Nepal -sadhus of Pashupatinath

 

 

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