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A sadhu is a religiousasceticor any holy person inHinduismandJainismwho has renounced the worldly life. Sadhus are widely respected for their holiness.It is also thought that the austere practices of the sadhus help to burn off theirkarmaand that of the community at large. Thus seen as benefiting society, sadhus are supported by donations from many people. They wear their hair in thickdreadlockscalledjata. Sadhus engage in a wide variety of religious practices. Some practice asceticism and solitary meditation, while others prefer group praying, chanting or meditating. They typically live a simple lifestyle, have very few or no possessions, survive by food and drinks from leftovers that they beg for or is donated by others. Many sadhus have rules for alms collection, and do not visit the same place twice on different days to avoid bothering the residents. They generally walk or travel over distant places, homeless, visiting temples and pilgrimage centers as a part of their spiritual practice. Celibacy is common, but some sects experiment with consensual tantric sex as a part of their practice. All sadhus have a common goal : attainingmoksha(liberation). Source : wiki

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