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Aghori sadhus
10-07-2013, 01:09 AM,
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Video  Aghori sadhus


A place considered dreadful by others is home for Aghoris - The Hindu cremation ground!

Out of the various sects of Hindu priests the most extreme and most feared of all are the Aghoris. The word Aghori in Sanskrit directly translates to "non terrifying". The term Aghori is derived from the Sanskrit word Aghor which has various meanings. Aghor means "not difficult" or "non terrible" in one perspective and on the other it means absence of darkness. Aghor implies a simple and natural state of consciousness, in which there is no fear or disgust but on the contrary, the Aghoris have rituals that are seen as being disgusting and are feared by common people. As per the Aghori sect, the true meaning of the term Aghori is one 'who is fearless and who does not discriminate'.

Aghori sadhus are associated with cannibalism and rituals using human skulls and animal sacrifices.The practice of cannibalism and animal or human sacrifices are mostly related to Tantric rites of the Sakta worshippers of Devi, the Mother Goddess in any of her various forms be it Kali, Durga or Chamunda.
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