Religious devotion is expressed in different ways across the world. Humans fantasize in the way they worship their divine. They allocate all their energy and creativity in order to build exotic monuments, statues, icons, etc...

Other than the art of architecture which is different in every religion. They differentiate themselves in the way they design their clothing or do their haircuts.

What attracted me about the Sadhus, the Hindu holy men, is the way they paint their faces. This ritual is called Tilak which is the forehead, it is the place of the third eye or the eye of wisdom.

The paintings come in different shapes and color combinations to symbolize the deity they devoted themselves to.

At the end, I believe art & design are an essential part of the human evolution since the beginning of our time. It also plays a main role in how people worship their supreme power.

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4 years ago

Very interesting color combo

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Ok Ha-Neul
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4 years ago

avatar!

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4 years ago

Because they detach themselves from everything. I think they have high level of self satisfaction.

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4 years ago

Those eyes!

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4 years ago

Very peaceful.

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John L
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4 years ago

Looks like a baboon face-mask. Interesting sect.

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Oskar Krajewski
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4 years ago

wow! excellent capture!

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Starry Night Lover
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4 years ago

I like the way his face shape is... His mouth has this pout shape and his upper cheeks puff out, but not in a bad way at all. It's interesting

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Oskar Krajewski
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4 years ago

were they happy to be photographed??

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Farrina
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4 years ago

A trully enlightened man, how greeeeat))

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SarcasticLilPanda
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4 years ago

I like it. Really COOL

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4 years ago

The red and orange stripes seem to be a repeating style.

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