Agori; a Second face of India
Aghoris; a ring of Indian culture and beliefs which gives another dimension for India.
Predominantly, it is a section of people who practice rituals and lead a way of life-related to Hindu mythology that still unfamiliar to the common society. Their ideology is very simple, as one can live their entire life full of happiness if they follow their true self.
This century who loves mythology and culture, India is a top pick. India is developing as a nation, yet its history and civilization are very rich and old. Agori community is an opportunity for us to study and realize the life which lies beyond our consciousness.
The Aghora story begins with Scared River Ganges and the holy city Varanasi, famous for the land of religious customs and rituals, and the residence of the community called Aghoris.
Aghori the men who eat human flesh engage in rituals and sorcery, craft jewelers from human bones and skull, live in cremation grounds, necrophilous and such a cruel, uncultured terrible human beings; here it is, the portrait of the society on Aghori sadhu based on their outward appearance. We are stuck with such blind beliefs about them. Being an Agori is following the way of spirituality embedded in a certain culture. In the same sense, it has science that we have never experimented with except Aghoris.
They are only living human beings with the satisfaction of nothing; They are pure at heart as they are free of any human emotions and prejudices, aspire for the spiritual liberation and ultimate wellbeing of the universe.
Aghoris are shiva sadhus follows a system, they worship lord shiva (God) and ma kali (Goddess) according to the Hindu beliefs.
By the Hinduism, the point of incarnation and karma are interconnect to spiritual liberation, which means you are no longer reborn in this eternal cycle of death and rebirth, instead you finally dissolve with god.
Agorism is a short and quick way of getting liberation or Mukti.
It is a way of adapting the true self of humans that mingles with nature and who has total control over consciousness, which means his mind is steady irrespective of the influence of the surroundings.
They sacrifice everything family, love, affluent lifestyle, and fully follow a strict rule to get liberation.
The key principle for them is there is no bad or good, pure or impure, hell, or heaven. Every single atomic particle is the creation of lord shiva.
They consistently engaged in meditation and attain spiritual ecstasy, they find bliss from the soul separate from their body to get free from this elusive world of hallucination
While they are living in cremation grounds, they are analyzing there is nothing persist everything is an illusion, unstable they keep the reminiscence of this impermanence of life by covering cremation ashes on their body.
The point of eating a dead body is to go beyond your notion of what is pure or impure. They believe Lord God shiva made us all, no things can pollute them. They found purity in pollution and there is no such thing as bad or good, everything is the part of creation. They also believe the energy or prana (life source) that exists in the corpse can use them without losing it.
Guru is an important concept for them, so every person begins their train to be an Aghori with a guru.
People who see in Varanasi are not real Aghoris, they are trainees hardly practice to joining with the Aghori community.
Aghoris bring a foreigner to their huddle based on the toughest experiments and tests who can survive death and conquer the rules of nature. It took them several years of practice to adapt the skills to survive in harsh situations.
Every 12 years a festival related to Hindu religion called Kumba Mela occurs in a certain period of times in 4 different places including Varanasi, during this celebration in Varanasi Aghori sadhus arrives and they select and receive new members to their cluster, after becoming an Aghori sadhu they never appear before human beings. They mostly found in places like Himalayan ranges, deep forests, and caves in which they prefer to remain isolated.
The remaining people spend their rest of life in Varanasi with practicing the ways of an Aghori. Evey religions have an entry in Shaivism.
They mostly found in the semi-nude, having rudraksha mala with long hairs and mustaches, covered with cremated ashes with triazolam.
They can keep alive with little food but depending on pure water and sunlight.
Ancient Aghoris were Experts in tantrism and black magics. Their inner strength and mental power are incomparable with social human beings. Everything is the same for them, they don’t compare well with bad or rotten with fresh.
It believes they can control five basic elements earth, water, fire, air, and space, and the 5 senses organs of humans as we can say they can master with anything with the power of yoga and meditation.
Today we can meet different versions of the Aghoris. It is easier to distinguish the fake one with the real agoras with their gracious and manners.
A brief history of the origin
In the ancient period in south India, people worshipped lord shiva they believed shiva is the ultimate power of God.
Those times in India discrimination based on caste, gender, wealth, are very intensive, crimes and war were common in that society.
In such a political and religious-based background of war and competitions, people were tired they seek salvation in bhakti (devotion) and meditation that leads to the evolvement of a new community called Shaivism. They believe that there is no discrimination of any kind in front of god shiva and he will not treat this way and more people interested and gathered with the new ideologies of Shaivism.
Later, many sections of Shaivism developed with different religious aspects and perspectives in different parts of India.
Each wing of the section has its spiritual knowledge of workshop and philosophy.
Some followed the Vedas of mantras and benedictions, while others followed the text in rituals, ceremonies, and sacrifices; Aghori is a sub-division of such a wing called Kapalika.