A Hindu ascetic or holy man, often one who travels from place to place begging.
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.
An ascetic holy man.
Origin of sadhu
- From Sanskrit sādhu- right, holy
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Sanskrit à¤¸à¤¾à¤§à¥ (sÄdhÃº, “good; good man, holy man").