Portrait of sadhu from the Aghora. Varanasi. India by Hugh Sitton for Stocksy United

Portrait of sadhu from the Aghora. Varanasi. India

The Aghori, Aghora or Aughads, are a Shaivite Hindu sect – mostly composed of ascetic sadhus – believed to have split off from the tantric Kapalika order (which dates from 1000) in India in the 14th century[citation needed]. The Aghori are known for their extreme and outlandish violations of typical Indian and other social mores, as well as their unorthodox, taboo rituals which have caused many mainstream Hindus to condemn them as non-Hindu
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Uploaded 12 March, 2013
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