Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Aghori Baba-The King Of Indian Spritual Magic.

This Photograph Is Taken From Varanasi-India Near The Bank Of River "Holy Ganga".The Sadhu(Saint) Standing Is Known As "Aghori".Aghori's Are Supposed To Be One Of The Most Powerful And Dangerous Saint's In Indian Mythology.They Never Wear Any Clothes And Dnt Come Out Genreally In Day Time.They Worship Human Dead Bodies And Drink And Eat Water And Food In Human Skull.They Don't Speak To Anyone And Are So Powerful That Just With Their Eyes They Can Do Anything.Also Been Said By Some Old People That If They Need Anything They Get It In Seconds In Their Hands By The Grace Of The God They Worship.In India People Avoid Them As Whatever They Say Becomes True.They Always Keep Skin Of Tiger,Thornes Of Deer And Trishula(An Indian Arm) With Them.They Are The One With Whom Every Indian Is Scared Of.They Never Hurt Anyone Neither Approach Any One ,They Live In Their Own And Has No Contact With Anyone.Amazing !! Isnt'it !!

56 comments:

fufu said...

i heard of the river too... yet what a nice mythology ya... would like to visit india one day...

Ai Shiang said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. What an interesting blog you have here. Sounds rather mystical :o)

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Thank you for sharing....

Shaun said...

Sound like really nice people....

joo said...

It's a great post. Thank you. I'm veryinterested in India's culture and religions and it's wonderful to be able to find photos and information here!

Jacob said...

I'm sorry, but reading your description I just started laughing! People can be made to believe anything, either about themselves, or about other people or other things.

It's all rather sad. What nonsense. This so-called "saint" is nothing more than a silly, sort of wasted human being!

And all of that is why it is so important we teach our children about science and the scientific method so they have some means of evaluating this kind of baloney...

Have a great day...and thanks for becoming a follower of Creative Confections...

Prospero said...

My, Oh My!

Tiago Ralha said...

It is interesting as you learn more about Indian culture through your blog. The picture is fantastic, however, soon passed me by the head two thoughts:

"It would be more interesting if it were a goddess:)"
"If it were in Portugal that person would be stuck in prison or in a psychiatric hospital"

...only the difference of cultures :)

immersion said...

How did you manage to capture this photo? Were you very close or using a telephoto lens? Were you scared?

And now, questions because I am curious . . .

How unusual that he is out during the day. What brought him out?

Are there many Sadhu's, like a tribe, or just a few?

Because this saint has a human body, he must have family, a mother and father. . . when does one become Sadhu?

Where does the Sadhu live?

What would he do if he needed serious medical care?

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello friend!
It is amazing!I'm always interested in mythology things!
Very informative post!
Kind regards
Léia

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Hi Immersion,Well I Was In Varanasi For Official Meeting And In The Evening I Went On To The Bank Of The River.I Got The Opportunity To Click The Photograph.I Was Not Scard Because I Didnt Knew About The Mentioned Facts.After Clicking The Photo I Asked One Of The Old Man Sitting Nearby About Him That Is He Mad To That He Replied No He Is Aghori Sadhu And He Only Told Me About Them.

No These Type Of People We Can Easily Find In Few Selected Places Of India Like In Pushkar-Rajasthan,Varanasi-UP,Allahabad-UP As These All Are Very Spritual Places.

Well Yes They Do Have A Family But They Leave Them Just Because They Are Out Of This Human World And Dnt Wish To Keep Contact With Anyone.A Person Becomes Sadhu Only When He Feels That He Should Dedicate Himself To God Completely.

Sadhus Live In Jungles,Huts In Small Villages,Mountains,Near River,Sometimes In Graveyards Too.

The Last Question Is Wonderful They Never Fall Ill Beither Have Any Serious Body Problem In Life.But It Is Said That When They Die It Is A Pain of 13 Days.That Means Their Last 13 Days Of Life Are very Bad And This Ways They Die As What They Do Is Not Accepted In Indian Culture.They Are Aghori Sadhu And Not Sadhu.

Ayie said...

How did you manage to take his picture? Weren't you scared at all?

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Hi Ayie !! Well I Was Not At All Aware About His Magical Powers And Other Things So I Just Took It..I Came To Know About The Facts later One When I Asked An ld Man Bout It..

James said...

Great photo.

"They Always Keep Skin Of Tiger,Thornes Of Deer And Trishula(An Indian Arm) With Them."

Very interesting character but I can't help wondering where he holds this stuff?

Years ago I saw a tv show about these people.

altadenahiker said...

Related to voodoo in some way? Fascinating. And what a photo. The eyes are so cold and suspicious.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Dear All Thanks For Your Comments !!

James:They Keep The Stuff With Them During The Time They Worship.

Babzy said...

Very interesting and amazing story ! beautiful shot !

Christopher Raun Leth said...

A great and a great post. Thanks for sharing.-)

fufu said...

keep it up...
i am hooked!! i wanna know more about everything in india =p

Carver said...

This was a fascinating post and a great portrait.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Dear All I Loved Your Wonderful Comments !!

Daryl said...

Thanks for visiting my blog .. your's is very interesting!

Chris Petrak said...

You dropped by my blog and left a comment and that sent me to yours. Fascinating. I had the good fortune to spend the summer in northern India in 1994 (Rajpur, Dehra dun & Mussoorie) and continue to help Mussoorie Gramin Vikas Samiti by editing & mailing a newsletter in USA and forwarding donations (www.mgvsnews.org) Traveled briefly in Dehli, Agra, and Jaipur and hope someday to return. Thanks for your fascinating blog.

Lily Hydrangea said...

thanks for answering all the questions posed to you in the comment box. what a neat view into an entirely different life of someone I never knew anything about.
& your photo is a wonderful portrait as well.

Shawna said...

That's ridiculously interesting!

Shawna's Study Abroad

Wolynski said...

You really take some great photos - an amazing story with this one.

chrome3d said...

It sounds so strange to have no contact with anyone as there are so many people. How is that even possible? Yet that appearance is good to keep most people away.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Dear All Thankyou For Your Lovely Comments !!You can CheckMy Website: www.unseenrajasthan.com for some more amazing Photos.

Nathalie said...

I am very pleased that I discovered your blog through Loulou's India blog.

Your photos are fascinating.
I am now your follower.

Nathalie said...

Having said that I agree with Jacob. The story about this man's powers is nothing more than nonsense and it is important that science teaches facts rather than beliefs.

The photo is extraordinary nevertheless.

bowledover said...

Thank you for your visit and comment SWF.
you have an interesting site and view on culture.

amatamari said...

Each of us is a world but often
we think that our truth is unique...
Is necessary know with an open mind
and heart of a child ...

Thank you.
:-)

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Amatamari:I Really Apprciate Your Thoughts!!

Dear all Thanks For Your Comments..

Bergson said...

I love your blog that makes me travel. I wish you located your regionexpec

valeria said...

This is really really interesting! I am fascinated by your blog!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

You have some amazing photographs on your blog.

Dave Coulter said...

What and amazing photo and story!

Lew said...

Interesting look into the culture of India! The stairs to the pond are amazing. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Elisabeth's bright side said...

Thanks for stopping by and I'm reading and reading and looking on pictures on your blog. Very interesting!

Gattina said...

He could have hanged his necklaces a little lower as "wastelaces" would look a little more elegant. Anyway it is very interesting to know what kind of people exists in this world. I scrolled through your blog and find it very interesting.

foongpc said...

Wow! They can do anything just with their eyes? So powerful!

I won't dare take his photograph! Who knows what he will do to the photographer? LOL!

I must say - you have a very interesting blog! : )

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Frightening to hear of such a person!Do people really believe in him??

Oz Girl said...

It is amazing sometimes what exists in this world that we know nothing about. Strange peoples and customs!

Thank you for visiting my blog. :)

JM said...

Fantastic capture!!!

Kitty said...

wow. Amazing they're not more known outside India.
I have to wonder how they subsist? They grow and cultivate their own food?

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Dear All Thankyou For Your Lovely Comments :) !!!

エスタ said...

what a lucky shot! and thank you for all the information about this sadha, your blog is fascinating, i'm so glad you stopped by mine, and i could find yours! i love india, I've been four times, but not to varanassi...yet...

Tammie Lee said...

It is truly wonderful how many different forms the spirit of life can take and express itself. Thank you for sharing as you do.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

this is really interesting - it sounds so unusual, which is why we find it hard to believe it, even though it may happen in real life

sometimes, life is the greatest fiction novel

Karen said...

What an interesting post and photo..

I always find it fascinating the way different cultures react. In most western countries, someone like this would probably be arrested for indecent exposure and put in a psych ward....however, people can wander around the beach, pool, etc, in clothing that barely covers the *naughty* bits abd leaves nothing to the imagination and nobody blinks..

It's a funny old world :-)

jen laceda said...

Wow, is all I can say!!

Anonymous said...

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guru said...

can we speak to aghori babas,i know these babas renounce everything for attaining god.by being naked they show that they have nothing to do with human desires.a common man cannot understand them as they go beyond life and death.i would like to meet them.thanks for sharing

guru said...

can we speak to aghori babas,i know these babas renounce everything for attaining god.by being naked they show that they have nothing to do with human desires.a common man cannot understand them as they go beyond life and death.i would like to meet them.thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

really an eye opener for me.

- Robson

Maureen Walsh said...

Wow, an amazing photo and very informative piece. How I yearn to go to India! My daughter is going in October. I am envious of her. I will tell her to check out your blog before she goes. keep up the good work!