- The definition of a sadhu is a monk or religious devotee who travels around living a simple lifestyle practicing abstinence from worldly pleasures to focus more on spiritual practice.
An example of a sadhu is a yogi.
a Hindu ascetic or holy man, often one who travels from place to place begging
Origin of sadhuSanskrit ; from sādhu, straight, able ; from Indo-European base an unverified form sēdh-, to go straight to a goal from source Classical Greek ithyein, to go straight
An ascetic holy man.
Origin of sadhuFrom Sanskrit sādhu-, right, holy.
From Sanskrit साधु (sādhú, “good; good man, holy man”).