Portrait of Aghori Sadhu. Varanasi. India by Hugh Sitton for Stocksy United

Portrait of Aghori Sadhu. Varanasi. India

The Aghori 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. 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 26 March, 2013
Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

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