The Digital Journalist
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Rituals that are believed to have been brought to India by Aryan migrants from Iran who settled in the north about 5,000 years ago are still performed as part of Indian's daily routines or puja, literally offerings or prayers. Those who decide to surrender all material possessions in pursuit of spirituality become holy men, or sadhus, and make pilgrimages to India's sacred places until they die. To westerners, sadhus remain as one of India's symbols of spirituality.