From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

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.


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

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