Aghoris are devotees of Shiva manifested as Bhairava. They are one of the most well-known iconic symbols of India. They are worshiped and at the same time, they command both respect and fear among those who surround them. Let’s take a look at the most amazing facts about them which will leave you with something more than you bargained for.
For them, marijuana is not a means to get high but it would take them closer to divinity through meditation thereafter.
#Weird Sexual Practices
Aghori Sadhus believe having sex in the midst of dead bodies gives rise to supernatural powers. The women partners are also smeared in ashes of the dead, they make sure that no women are forced to have sex with them and also that the women must be menstruating while the action goes on.
#Eating The Dead
Cannibalism is openly practiced by the Aghoras, this might be because they eat dead human flesh and not kill anyone to eat them. After eating a certain quantity of flesh, they start meditating sitting atop a corpse which is continued all night. By doing this, Aghori Sadhus try to assimilate the oneness of things (both holy and unholy) and define the true perception of beauty.
#The worshippers of Shiva
According to Aghori Sadhus, whatever happens in this universe, happens because of Shiva. They also believe that God exists in everything—therefore they consume feces, human fluids, and putrefying human corpses.
#Survival In Extreme Weathers
Aghori Sadhus are known to live in places where no other human being are known to survive. From snow-clad mountains to hot deserts to tiger-infested jungles.
#Cure For All Diseases
Aghori Sadhus claim that they have the medicine for some of the most stubborn diseases. These medicines, which are referred as ‘Human oils’ are collected from the burning pyre after a dead body is burnt. Although not tested scientifically, according to Aghoris, they are highly effective.
#No To Hatred
They believe that one who hates cannot meditate. It is their belief that if they were to start worrying about insignificant things, they would not be able to focus on their higher aims of meditating and becoming one with Lord Shiva.