What is another word for sadhu?

13 synonyms found


[ sˈadhuː], [ sˈadhuː], [ s_ˈa_d_h_uː]

Sadhu is a term used to refer to holy men or ascetics in Hinduism. There are several synonyms for the word Sadhu, such as Yogi, Fakir, Swami, Sanyasi, and Rishi. A Yogi is someone who practices yoga and meditation to attain spiritual enlightenment. A Fakir is someone who practices simple living and self-denial. Swami is another term used for a Hindu ascetic or holy man who renounces worldly possessions and dedicates his life to spiritual practices. Sanyasi is a term used for a Hindu ascetic who gives up family and possessions to pursue spiritual knowledge. Rishi is also a term used for an Indian sage or holy man.

Related words: sadhu caste, sadhu ashram, sadhu darshan, sadhu in india, sadhu sahib, sadhu baba

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    Synonyms for Sadhu:

    What are the hypernyms for Sadhu?

    A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
    • Other hypernyms:

      ascetic, yogi, spiritual seeker, Religious practitioner.

    Usage examples for Sadhu

    "But surely the true sadhu should walk, taking no heed of horse-vehicle or fire-carriage," whereat the little fat ascetic with the gourd smiled pleasantly and made some remark to the effect that all methods of conveyance are permitted to the truly devout.
    "By-Ways of Bombay"
    S. M. Edwardes, C.V.O.
    The judge then asked sadhu why he pleaded guilty.
    "Tales of Bengal"
    S. B. Banerjea
    Many of them belong to the Namdeo sect, originated by a Chhipa or dyer, Namdeo sadhu.
    "The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II"
    R. V. Russell

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