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 s?dhu, straight, able from Indo-European base an unverified form s?dh-, 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 à¤¸à¤¾à¤§à¥ (sÄdhÃº, “good; good man, holy man").