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
The Indian Sadhu has the characteristic face painting and wears the traditional colors of his people.
An example of a sadhu is a yogi.
Origin of sadhuFrom Sanskrit sādhu- right, holy
From Sanskrit à¤¸à¤¾à¤§à¥ (sÄdhÃº, “good; good man, holy man").
- A legend relates that, having been born under an unlucky conjunction of the stars, he was abandoned in infancy by his parents, and was adopted by a wandering sadhu or ascetic, with whom he visited many holy places in the length and breadth of India; and the story is in part supported by passages in his poems. He studied, apparently after having rejoined his family, at Sukarkhet, a place generally identified with Sorofl in the Etah district of the United Provinces, but more probably the same as Varahakshetra 1 on the Gogra River, 30 m.