Sādhus

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Sadhus, SAdhus, Saadhus


Sādhus literally means ‘the good persons’ or ‘the holy persons’.

Though the word ‘sādhu’ actually means a good person, in common parlance it is used to indicate a sanyāsin or a religious mendicant.


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore