Sunday, June 3, 2012

The Dark Side of Hinduism: Aghori: Human Flesh Eaters



India is a land of various sect and religions. Out of its vastness of belief, the sect known as Aghori or Aghori sadhus (sadhu means sage) is unique. Aghori Sadhu is associated with cannibalism and rituals using human skulls and animal sacrifices.Aghoriss are distinguished from other Hindu sects by their alcoholic and cannibalistic rituals. Aghoris in India are beyond human imagination with their rituals and mysterious practices. (Warning: These videos in this page contain images that some viewers may find distressing.)




Aghoris eat left over from human dead bodies on the banks of river Ganges. They drink in a bowl made of human skull. They apply ash from the human pyre. They are the followers of Hindu God – Lord Shiva, they are the “Aghoris”. A place considered dreadful by others is home for Aghoris, the Hindu cremation ground. Out of the various sect of Hindu priest, the most extreme and the most feared of all are the Aghoris. The term “Aghori” is derived from the Sanskrit word – “Aghor” which has various meanings. Aghor means not to forget or non-terrible in one perspectives. And on the other, it means absence of darkness. Agor implies a simple and a natural state of consciousness in which there is no fear or disgust. But on the contrary, the Aghoris have rituals that has seen as being disgustful and feared by common people. As for the Aghori sect, the true meaning of the termAghoriis the one who is fearless and who does not discriminate. The followers of Lord Shiva, the most powerful of all Hindu Gods and considered as a destroyer.

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The practice of cannibalism, animal and human sacrifices are mostly related to tantric rites of the worshipers of the Mother goddess in any of the worship form – Kali, Dhurga, Kamakhya or Chammunda
The life of an Aghori Sadhu is not easy, to become like them one has to meditate about twelve years and complete certain rituals under the guidance of an Aghori guru in order to enhance one spiritual strength. Aghoris use woods from pyre, clothes from dead bodies, and ash of burnt bodies for the various rituals. There are certain rules one must follow to become an aghori. Firstly an Aghori must find a teacher and do what the teacher tells him to do. And Aghori must find a human skull known as “kappala”. And use only this as a ritual tool before initiation. An Aghori must apply pyre on his body to symbolically show the nature of the Lord Shiva. The final part of ritual requires eating of rotten human flesh and also meditating sitting on a dead corpse. It symbolizes the rise from Savak(human nature) to Siva.



videoAgori follows the simple rule that the universe recites in them. And they try to attain enlightenment by self-realization. Many of the Aghoris roam around naked representing the true human form and their detachment from the world of mortals who according to them live in the world of illusion (“maya” in Sanskrit). Through this they transcend human feelings of love, hatred, jealousy and pride. There are many Aghoris walking in the streets of Northern India, with their own kappla ( bowel made of human skull). They eat things like rotten food and left over food from garbage tins, animal’s fesses and animal’s urine.  They regularly perform the rituals to highest level in “agaratuva” (enlightenment). Agories belief the God exists in everything whether it is cow dunk or food.  Nothing is unholy or not auspicious for them, but everything is sacred. They gain their powers by doing things that is considered unholy or unclean by societies. They believe true Aghori should break all ties with families, friends and all earthly possessions and should live entire life at the cremation ground and eat and drink only through the human skull. They roam freely anywhere they want to, wherever they go they will find their home – cremation ground.

It may be difficult for you accept the life of Aghoris. But people are eager to find the right way to reach God.  however, religion often bounds human with these kinds of superstitious. As an Indian Christian I believe that education or a proper right understanding on God will bring the real enlightenment in their lives and brings them out of this darkness. May the God of light, ‘Yesu’ (Jesus) show the right path to reach “moksha” (heaven). Let me conclude with a Word from Bible.

"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." - John 1: 3


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  1. Truly good work, Nirmal! I knew a little about Aghoris but never knew they would be like this! Thanks!

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  2. I have read about Aghoris once before but this was ... what can I say, eye opening?!

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  3. @As an Indian Christian I believe that education or a proper right understanding on God will bring the real enlightenment in their lives and brings them out of this darkness. May the God of light, ‘Yesu’ (Jesus) show the right path to reach “moksha” (heaven). Let me conclude with a Word from Bible.

    "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." - John 1: 3

    AMEN - Fools of god..you believe 'heaven' is Moksha??The idea of moksha is too complex to be understood by blind hypocritical proselytizing fools like you.Moksha in the real sense means transcending the endless cycle of life-suffering-death-rebirth to a state where your existence ends in any form possible and you attain true peace at last,not going to heaven and living happily ever after till the end of time surrounded by imaginary angels

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  5. You'd be better of becoming anaghori then what you are now. Actually, you were a Hindu, on sanatan path. So reveert back and you will find moksha sooner.

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    1. You dont have to change back to attain moksha...i know why you replied like this...still

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  6. Our hindu gods r not like wat aghoris think . So why only lord jesus our hindu gods can also bless them for a enlightened life like other normal Hindus

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  7. Respect all d traditions and values , all religions are equal , none is superior or inferior

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  8. Even a savage beast wouldn't do this morbid act, moreover under the pretext of God's name.. What a bunch of pretentious twisted sick fucks!

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  9. Hi fellow brother,

    I appreciate the time you have taken to write this piece. However, I wish you would not have seen it from biased eyes, but rather with the eyes of that intellect that you claim to write with.

    In Hinduism, there are three main Gods: Bhrama - the creator, Vishnu - the keeper, and Shiva -the destroyer. For people (especially ones who jump to conclusions), destroyer means destruction. But to the truly knowledgeable ones, they know that destruction if the true end of the cycle of living.

    Aghoris, for long, have been termed "flesh eaters". But does one know the real truth? Here they are:

    1) An Aghori is someone who is termed as the param bhakt (the noblest disciple... though this term is no where close to the true meaning) of Lord Shiva. And He is someone who is as comfortable with ghouls and ghosts, as he is with humans and animals. An Aghori is taught to get a human's skull (that has to be polished on a stone and shaped into a bowl). Then they are made to eat a piece (not the whole) of dead flesh. But do you know why? For as the true disciple of Lord, he sees not anything with the eyes of bias; for what is poison to one is nectar for the other. By eating in a skull and eating a piece of flesh, they respect the whole of creation; not painting it good or bad. Also, they apply ash on their body and wear nothing. Let any ordinary person try doing that and their skin will burn with rashes. So before concluding and "blessing", learn and then comment.

    _ PS: Hope you do let this comment be seen in public.

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  10. What a sad pathetic way of showing Hinduism. Do you Christians not have any good teachings to preach rather than putting other beliefs down? That shows how pathetic your religion is. If you were really on right path you won't have bad things to say about others and work on your own. None of you seem to liberated then why you talk?

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  11. Om nama shivaya......

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  12. hinduism is science. it shows you how to increase the positive energy in your body and get rid of negativity. as for the aghoris, they do have their own style of living and worshiping God. however, as human beings, they are better than a whole lot of "civilized population". they are not greedy, they are not corrupt, they do not murder for selfish ends. such selfless qualities can save the world from destruction.

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  13. Hi.
    Nice piece of work, but there's something I don't understand or makes me wonder about it.. and that is the fact of playing with too many myths about Aghoris. I want to know the theology behind this sect? what makes/made them go for it?
    Why was it first formed?
    According to a normal human belief it is disturbing, why is it even practiced with so many normal human being?
    Besides my other questions, i want to know have you studied them yourself or is it a knowledge of someone Else's?

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    1. There is a book on tantra...check it if you want

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  14. Mr. P. Pickworth,

    I'm replying to you by sending a separate comment since the "Reply" links are not working. Only a soccer hooligan or some other kind of lout will use the name of the Creator and an obscene four-letter word in two successive sentences. This is as revolting and disrespectful as any of the aghori practices being discussed here might seem to you.

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  15. I mostly see people think aghoris are crazy insane and cannabals.... This is not true...they are just free from illusion of materialistic world..free from duality of good and bad...They know nothing physical in this world is permanent..they put ash on their body to show BHASHM HI SATYA HAI
    . SO i think they are just elight group of spritual beings

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  16. The world is same to all, theres no good no bad its a neutral world, it is disciplined in its own way we who discriminate, look at aghories how peaceful they r, its the proper way of living, the basic motto is respect everything in nature be calm, focus, praying. God except everything frm pure heart.
    Aghori Abhishek Prabhale

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  17. Everyone's entitled to their own opinion... why is it so that the most religious also have so much hate

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  18. education yes...but biblical education hardly ever counts for anything.

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  19. Hey Mr, so pathetic. DO u think people will look only in to ur page !!? There are many sites in internet which explains well about Aghoris. 1st clean ur christianity.

    Chirstianity is full of superstition.. !! u have covered it up very well. But people are rejecting the philosophy in west. They are embracing hinduism.

    What about Vatikan's cover up of child abuse cases. Recent U.S cables says, there are over 28750 child abuses reported by christian priests all round world in just past 10months !!!!

    1st clean up ur system. Then comment on others home. Shame on u poor chap.
    I m sure u are a paid writer. But dont u feel shame in posting nonsense, whith out research ?? Better work as a KOOLI / and earn money. !! feeling pity for u.

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  20. To all of you who through some perversion of politically correct can see a spiritual value in getting drunk, eating poop and doing the dead, I say you are delusional. But bon appetit and don't forget the condoms!

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  21. Nice information shared by you its useful for all people who want to know all this stuff of Aghori Baba's. Thanks for it.



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  22. What we must appreciate is that the concept of non-duality,God is in everything no differenciation between u and me leave,anger,pride,kama focus all your mind towards Shiva.... How many religions in the world follows the concept of non-duality even shankaracharya said the same(Advaitha=non-duality)..but,in recent times so many changes brought in aghori contradictory to What kina Ram said.Kina ram is the true aghori he never thought to eat flesh or be ‘Vikrutha'

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  23. I think they are fantastic.!!! They greatly inspire me.only complaint i dont aprove of the animal sacrificing..

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  24. I m so shock by some comment on your nice article ! I m agnostic and I lived in India ! And I heard about more kid abuse in Chennai than the whole Christian history ! Hindu that claim to be better should rethink how they deal with human right and woman position rather than giving you advice !! By the way in Europe only loonies turn to Hinduism people stay Christian , juif , mussulman or drop religion as the whole ...
    Anyway great article and leave the hatter where they belong

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  25. is there anybody who can let me know the way to contact them?

    I wish to meet aghori sadhus...

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  26. Peace be with you all. I'm from Indonesia. I don't like Aghori rituals but I appreciate their effort to conquer greedy. I just don't like the way they choose

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  27. Its a shame people justify these aghoris who are just a bunch of stupid people who think they are on right path of spirituality. C'mon guys these guys are eating human flesh, and you guys are praising their 'qualities'. These people need a reformed religion like Christianity or Islam. No wonder India still stays the same while other countries are way ahead in terms of development , there are idiots like this who support every bs.

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  28. Why POPE JOHN PAUL greet (SASTHANG NAMASKAR) to MOTHER INDIA. Hinduisam is not a religion before Islam and Christianity enter in to BHARATH. It's LIVING CULTURE, TRADITIONS, WAY OF LIFE OF HINDUSTHANI'S. Hindu's living style is based on VEDIC CULTURE, They are Vaidics. First you have to learn about your own country, know the history. Then comment on Hinduism, YOUR God Jesus came to India to learn VEDANTH, he did "Tapassu" in HIMALAYAS to get Siddhi. Aghories eat flesh because everything in the universe is not useless, Every thing is PARABRAHMA Swaroopam. They don't hate any thing what is create by GOD. The Indian civilization, culture was peak thousands of years back, what about your religion age? First you have to know about your own mother land, then ask question yourself why I am following other culture(Religion).

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    1. Well said brother!

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  29. They are eating flesh....is there any problem for you? They are eating dead bodies not
    live ones. Are they harm any one?

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  30. satan worshippers

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  31. Every one comment and talk rubbish on any religion, it is a clear test of god on us and the way we think of him.

    Understand his creation, he created each individual with same manner and materials even they born on different religion/different belief persons, even blood/body parts of one will work for other. Person of different religion can give

    birth to child, he is not part of anyone religion by creation. We humans born with selfish mind and selfish feelings, we are telling this religion is great and that religion is great and act with manuplitative mind set to support and

    create some hidden self goals.

    Every one talk without knowing the real meaning. Read and understand from that stand point of it and then tell. Once you are attached to one, You cannot be the good judge of others. it is like you have love affair with one girl then for

    you that girl seems to be the best in world, but for others is other way. Now argue on who is good/bad. Good and Bad is both manifestation of the the same god who in one and only one. Try to understand his deep test on our knowledge of

    him. It is too foolish to fight in the name of god in any form or manner. It is god who will change every thing, why we fight?. let us not forget to pray and feel of him in our every breath. We should be thankful for him, for giving

    life to us.


    To know the inner knowledge of aghora,what do they do and why do they do
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    Buy the books and read, if you are not able to afford, download this torrent and read.
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  32. ***************************************************************************************************
    I bet on author, christians and fathers of Christians, they cannot read and understand the science involved in AGHORI MINDSET and TECHNOLOGY behind it.
    if you are taking the challenge, read the three books on Aghori and the technology behind it.

    Author is a not indian and an ayurvedic doctor.

    AGHORA, At the Left Hand of God, by Dr. Robert Svoboda
    http://www.amazon.com/AGHORA-Left-Hand-God-Aghora/dp/0914732218

    AGHORA II: Kundalini ,by Dr. Robert Svoboda
    http://www.amazon.com/AGHORA-II-Kundalini-Aghora-Vol/dp/0914732315/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_y/185-1330082-6443007

    Aghora III: The Law of Karma,by Dr. Robert Svoboda
    http://www.amazon.com/Aghora-III-The-Law-Karma/dp/0914732374/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_z

    ***************************************************************************************************

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  33. Every one have their own way to follow the GOD, but you have to research all the ways and deside which one is good. must read this one to know our self. http://haribhakt.com/are-you-hindu.
    Then deside what is good or bad? Just know truth..

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  34. I am not speaking on behalf of Hinduism. Christianity is supposed to be one of the most tolerant religions according to what it preaches. I like Jesus, I hate his fucking fan club. You sellouts only preach what you follow cause to YOU it is right. Each person is different , thats why we are called individuals. This blog is made by a intolerant , ignorant person , who is trying to prove that what he follows is the Gospel Truth. You are a fool , if Jesus was here he wouldnt be a christian... AND AGHORIES do NOT follow Hinduism FYI, I guess you dint know this you faggot.. So Shut the fuck up and stop trying to prove that you are the only people with dicks... FUCK YOU. And Yeah I believe Jesus existed and the reason he existed is to change dick heads like you... GO fuck yourself ...

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  35. Peace! I would be a fool to believe what he say before some research on AGHORIS.

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  36. better watch the film I AM GOD... ;) :)

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  37. its just awesm..................................................................................................
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  38. I see a lot of opinions. Are the facts in the article true? Anybody? Which ones are not? Please educate.

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  39. HI FCKER,
    JESSUS IS GREAT, ISLAM IS WONDER, I AM A HINDU,PROUD TO BE IT.AND DONT MESS WITH MY RELIGION,BETTER U GO FK U R FELLOW FOOLS

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  40. ITS ALL DARK MAN ,WE R JUST LIVING IN A LITTLE STARS LIGHT NOT NLY JESSUS NO ONE CAN LIGHTEN WORLD

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  41. CRITICICERS OF OTHER RELIGION,
    U PROVED U R NOT ELIGIBLE TO BE AN INDIAN,FIST U ADMIN WAT A FCKING SYCO U R

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  42. There are many methods to reach god.each religion follows their own way.but when looking from gods side everything is equal.

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  43. They are Cannibals but unlike people of some religions, the Aghoris

    1) Don't murder & commit genocide in the name of god.
    2) Don't rape women, sex-slave them in the name of god.
    3) Don't preach their way to others & force them to convert or burn in hell for eternity.
    4) Don't spew hatred on non-believers & claim their way to be the ONLY way to god/heaven etc

    Pretty darn better humans than the people of religions who do the above I'd say !

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  44. Dude you need to change your blog url.

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  45. The Aghori does not practice racism, he doesn't want to attack Iraq or even mispronounce its name, he doesn't want to destroy the Jews, Muslims or the Christians or avenge the havoc these religions have wreaked on the world (yeah, go read some history, peaceful people). All he's trying to do is do something which he understands, and none of you do, without bothering anyone.
    Did he knock someone senseless and eat them (like a German did some time ago- it was in the news)? Did he ask anyone's help? Did he even tell you to follow his word like the Missionaries or the Imams usually do?

    Did he kill the whales and dolphins for lunch like the Japanese do? Did he slaughter calves, cows or other mammals to make money of them and to eat them up? Did he commit Genocide like the Spanish, the Dutch, the Americans, the British or the Portuguese?

    No. Unfortunately for the poor guy, what he does disgusts your otherwise clean world.

    Now, if you must still follow your socio-religious conditioning and bitch about him, be my guest.

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