A first look at them might disgust you or can even frighten you but the more you know them; the more you will be touched by reality. Aghoris seek divine pleasure in cutting down from the worldly things, that is when they get closer to God.
Here is everything that you should or you want to know about Aghoris:
They are Cannibals and have nasty appetite
Yes they are cannibals but they don’t attack people and eat their flesh. Their food habits include whatever a civilized human being will not eat at any cost, such as foods from dump site, feces, urine and putrefying human corpses. They drink in a bowl made of human skull.
Home to them is:
Any secluded place, ritual burning areas, caves of Himalayas, in the jungles of Bengal where tigers reign, or in the bare, empty, hot deserts of Gujarat where no living creature survives.
Aghoris worship Shiva or Mahakala - the destroyer, or its female manifestation: Shakti or Kali, the goddess of death. According to what Aghori Meronath from Varanasi told photographer and writer Davor Rostuhar, "Each deity in Hinduism is just one manifestation of the same God. Different orders worship different deities, thus satisfying all manifestations of God. But what Shiva and Kali demand from their followers is not acceptable to most people. Thus Aghoris are the only ones willing to please them." (sic)
What are the Demands of the Goddess from them?
They believe that it is Goddess Kali who actually demands satisfaction through meat, alcohol, and sex. All three things are banned for other saddhus. To eat meat actually means to eat everything. By eating anything, Aghoris try to gain awareness of the oneness of everything and eliminate discrimination. Therefore they consume feces, human fluids and human flesh. Like other saddhus, they live in celibacy, but with one exception….
Their shocking Sex ritual:
As per the Aghoris, when the goddess Kali demands satisfaction in sex, they then have to find an appropriate corpse and have sexual intercourse with it. They believe, "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." (sic)
An unimaginable union:
Aghoris have another very specific and highly secretive ritual for sexual intercourse. Propagated by Acharya Rajneesh, the ritual explains that sex in the midst of the dead can give rise to supernatural powers. In the dead of the night, in a graveyard, amidst the strewn ashes of the cremated, the Aghori clans unite to perform this ritual. The women involved in this act are smeared with the ashes of a departed, and the consummation is carried out along the beats of drums and recitation of mantras.
Wait, there is more…
It is imperative that the women have to be menstruating while the act is going on, and they cannot be involved in the act by force. The process of coitus is carried on for the greater part of an hour, and the men cannot complete their orgasm until the whole ritual is over. Taking the form of Shiva and Shakti, the men and women perform this act in a strange methodical state of trance, releasing sexual energy in the form of supernatural powers.
Their Creepy sense of fashion
Aghoris are also known for their spooky sense of fashion. They move about in the city with nothing more on their bodies except a skimpy jute loin cloth and at times, nude. Being nude, in their terms is complete renunciation from the material world and its attachments. Most often, they smear their bodies with ash from human cremated remains to cover their nakedness. Talking about accessories, Human skulls are worn as jewellery around their necks.
To the surprise and awe of the scientists all over the world, The Aghoras claim they have medicines that can treat some of the most stubborn diseases. These medicines called ‘human oils’ come from burning the human body collected from the burning pyre.
Mantras and Marijuana
No Aghora would ever abstain himself from smoking Marijuana because they believe it is marijuana that helps them concentrate on religious mantras and the strenuous yogic practices they perform by routine. In spite of being under the effect of marijuana all the time they appear very sober and calm. When asked by curious visitors that whether they consume weed for pleasure, they abruptly deny the assertion. The delusion and hallucinations provided by weeds are taken as religious ecstasies and heightened spiritual experiences.
More about Them:
They are not immortals but they don’t fear death
They don’t hold hate in their Heart
They share their food with cows and dogs; this is how they eat their meals
Ash is the cloth for Aghoris as was used by Lord Shiva
Breaking the rules between the clean and the unclean, the pure and the impure is the way in which they hope to gain magical powers to cure and heal
They never cut their hair, letting it to fall to their knees, making Agoras to be easily spotted anywhere amidst a hell of a crowd
They expertise in black magic.