WHAT MAKES THEM SO WEIRD? Be prepared for some stomach churning facts about these sadhus!
1. BORN HIPPIESYes, you read that right! Aghoris are not at all shy about their anatomy and they believe that they don't have anything to hide about their bodies. Acceptance of nakedness is their value. Many aghoris are found stark naked, surving the extreme harsh climatic conditions.
2. NASTY APPETITE
That's not it, all these things are eaten in a cup made of human skull! Consumption of excreta is said to kill ego and derail the human perception of beauty, which is essential for a man to lead his life as an Aghora.
3. OBSESSING OVER THE DEAD
Aghoris have the everlasting love affair with the dead. They are known to have sex with the dead and they also meditate on the cremation grounds.
If at all they convince a living woman to have sex with them, it would be on a cremating ground with the lady covered in the ashes of the dead.
The woman needs to be in her menstrual period! scared are we?
4. DREADLOCKS AND SKULL ARE THEIR FASHION STATEMENT
Aghoris don't believe in haircuts. They let it grow as they grown and are also least bothered about personal hygiene.
They look shabby and do very weird things, unacceptable by a normal human being.
They carry skull everywhere along with them. Now, that's a very scary fashion statement!
5. HATRED IS A BIG NOAghoris have a interesting policy of no hatred towards any creature or thing. They believe that one who hates, cannot meditate or reach ‘Moksha’. Well, that’s something we never expected from them. We, who always look for reasons to hate others, whether based on religious views, skin colour, linguistic choices, political approaches, sexual orientation, gender, race ,and what not; whereas these socially different people totally accept everyone with open arms.
6. MYSTERIOUS MEDICINES
These sadhus have lived for thousands of years and they never left the opportunity to shock us by their abstract lifestyle. They live in a world of their own and term it as the world of the DEAD. However they claim themselves to be the greatest disciples of lord Shiva. The most threatening yet the most calm people across the nation - AGHORIS.
Written by Navya Vijay
A crazy dreamer bibliophile, budding writer!