Staying in Place: The Social Actions of Radha Giri

  • Sondra L. Hausner
Part of the Religion/Culture/Critique book series (RCCR)


Yogis in South Asia are known as wanderers who live in no fixed location. Wandering is supposed to loosen ties with the material world, and cultivate detachment and religious knowledge in Hindu renouncers. In both religious text and popular legend, yogis are supposed to wander through the countryside for all but the four rainy months of the year, spending no more than one night in a place and eating what food is given. They should possess only a blanket, a water pot, and a staff to ward off wild animals.1


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