Aghori Sadhu is associated with cannibalism, rituals using human skulls and making love to corpses. But is that true? They are considered to be the most revered and feared sect of the Hindus. Unlike ours, the life of the Aghoris is totally inexplicable. Their life is beyond imagination and would actually give Goosebumps to any normal person.
Aghori Sadhus could be a bit of a mystery for us sometimes but here we are going to tell you some of the most shocking and bizarre things about Aghoris. Take a look.
They Try To Find Purity In Filthiness
Aghoris never hold grudges and hate in their heart for they believe that the ones who hate can never meditate. For Aghoris nothing is impure or nasty. They also find sharing food to dogs and cows from the same bowl to be rather pleasing. They think by eliminating these negative thoughts (of animals dirtying their food), they’ll be able to focus on their ultimate aim—of becoming one with Lord Shiva.
Do Aghoris really have sex with dead bodies?
In an interview with renowned photographer Davor Rostuhar, an Aghori says ‘the reason why we do things that seem outrageous to the outside world is actually simple. To find purity in the filthiest! If an Aghori manages to remain focused on God even during sex with a corpse or while eating a human brain, then he is on the right way.”
No To Haircut
They let their hair grow to lengths without ever bothering about the need to cut it. Rapunzel, you have got competition there girl!
The human skull or ‘kapal’ is the true sign of an Aghori
The sadhana that they do, which is the other name for penance, is of three types. These are Shiva Sadhana, Shav Sadhana and Smashaan Sadhana, which means penance before Shiva, penance before the dead body and penance in the cremation ground, respectively. It is believed that they eat stinking flesh. Many of them even stay naked, which they believe is a way of getting rid of shyness.
Meditating While Sitting On A Corpse In A Cemetery
While they sleep in the daytime, they spend the whole of their nights in cremation grounds, performing the fearsome rituals. Because a major part of the sadhanas is performed in the crematorium, they prefer staying there itself.
Survival In Extreme Weathers
From snow clad mountains to hot deserts to tiger-infested jungles, Aghoris are known to live in places where no other human being are known to survive.
The Aghoras claim they have medicines that can treat some deadly diseases. These medicines called ‘human oils’ come from burning the human body. Aghoris collect these oils from the burning pyre. The babas claim that these medicines are very effective. However, the authenticity of their claim has never been tried and tested by the scientific community.
The ‘left way’ to reach god
It may seem a pun, but actually it isn’t. While the whole world follows the right way to reach god, these sadhus proudly assert that they follow the ‘left way’ to reach god which is far quicker than the former. According to them, true godliness lies in seeking the ‘purity in the filthiest’. One of those sadhus says they are true Aghoras if they were able to concentrate on god while performing the most perverted acts such as necrophilia, necrophagy and Coprophagy. To mention, the right ways to reach god include veganism, sanctity and abstinence from lust according to Hinduism.
The ‘Five M’ Concept:
The Agoras compile their beliefs into a 5M protocol. The Aghoric version of the 5M concept or Dakshinakara has its own translation of the original.
- Madya- Wine (which means a heavenly fluid which drips from the glands of human brain.)
- Mamsa– Meat (swallowing the tongue)
- Matsya- fish (twin-fish an ‘8’ shaped structure which forms a part of the backbone)
- Mudra- parched grain (positions of Kundalini yoga, followed by Aghori ascetics)
- Maithuna- Sexual intercourse. (should be learnt from a Sriguru)
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