An Aghori sadhu sits by the Ganges River in Varanasi, India.

An Aghori sadhu sits by the Ganges River in Varanasi, India.

A eggar sits in the laneways by the Ganges in Varanasi, India.

A eggar sits in the laneways by the Ganges in Varanasi, India.

A lady in the streets of Pushkar.

A lady in the streets of Pushkar.

Holi powder in the streets of Pushkar.

Holi powder in the streets of Pushkar.

Women sell wares in Jodhpur.

Women sell wares in Jodhpur.

Jaipur Elephant festival.

Jaipur Elephant festival.


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The Aghori are a Shaivite Hindu sect  mostly composed of ascetic sadhus They are, for instance, known to engage in post-mortem ritual, they also often dwell in charnel grounds, have been witnessed smearing cremation ashes on their bodies, and have been known to use bones from human corpses for crafting skull and jewelry. Due to their practices that are contradictory to orthodox Hinduism, they are generally opposed.

The Aghori are a Shaivite Hindu sect mostly composed of ascetic sadhus They are, for instance, known to engage in post-mortem ritual, they also often dwell in charnel grounds, have been witnessed smearing cremation ashes on their bodies, and have been known to use bones from human corpses for crafting skull and jewelry. Due to their practices that are contradictory to orthodox Hinduism, they are generally opposed.

Captivating Portraits Of Sadhus In Varanasi Will Truly Amaze You - Lal Baba has dreadlocks (jatas) several meters long, which have been growing for over 40 years. To sadhus, dreadlocks are a sign of renunciation and a life dedicated to spirituality

gnarley looking man almost seems to be carved out of the same wood as is in the background

gnarley looking man almost seems to be carved out of the same wood as is in the background

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