If you tell an Aghori that God is all powerful and if you pray to him he will come and bless you, he will simply laugh at you. Aghoris can often seem like nightmares. They are considered as a form of Lord Shiva walking on the planet, trying to wake people up. If you are too attached to life, a normal life, then even the very view of an Aghori will terrify you. They are the embodiment of plainness. Their way of thinking is different, simple, innocent and straightforward which can be horrible for random people.
The Aghori are ascetic Shaiva sadhus. The Aghori are known to connect in post-mortem rituals. They often stay in charnel grounds, have been witnessed smearing burial ashes on their bodies, and have been known to use bones from human corpses for crafting jewelry. Their practices that are contradictory to orthodox Hinduism, they are generally opposed by other Hindus. Aghoris mark out their origin to Baba Keenaram, an ascetic who is said to have lived 150 years. An Aghori believes in getting into total darkness by all means, and then getting into light or self-realizing. Five facts that will make your jaws drop:
1. Living as Hippies
Aghoris are not shy of their composition and believe that they have nothing to hide about their body. You will find most hippies bare naked and surviving the most extreme weather conditions like heat and freezing.
2. Say No to Limits
Aghoris have accepted cannibalism as a lifestyle. No, they don’t go smattering salt and pepper on any human they see, they only eat the dead. What is further more disgusting is that they are also known to eat feces and even throw it around as “prasad” on their follower. They even eat from the dumps and think nothing rotten should be left out even the leftovers.It is believed that this is done so that they remind themselves to be down-to-earth at all times.
3. Pro of recycling
What would be your first question to an Aghori? Sir how many skulls are in your control? The human skull would serve as your bowl for the rest of your life. The Aghoris use the skull to eat human remains and everything else that comes their way. In fact, they consider one of the spiritual act to drink alcohol in that skull. It also doubles up as a bathing mug!
4. Obsessed with the dead ones
The Aghoris have obsession with the dead ones, well literally speaking. They are known to have intimacy with the dead and even contemplate on the burial ground. If they convince a living woman to have intimacy with them, they make sure it is on the burial ground and the women are covered in the ashes of the dead. The most disgusting part the woman has to be in her menstrual cycle.
5. Hallucination is their swag
Aghoris believe in smoking Marijuana because they think it helps them concentrate on the demanding reflection practices they routinely perform. In fact, they are under the effect of marijuana almost all the time but still appear to be calm as ever. The hallucinations provided by the drug are taken as ‘highest spiritual experiences.’