The Feared Saints of Kashi

The Feared Saints of Kashi

Hinduism is single religion, but filled with diverse shades of faith, rituals, sects and worshippers. In the wide spectrum of customs and beliefs associated with it, none is more unique than the practices of the sect known as Aghori or Aghori sadhus. Aghori Sadhus are associated with cannibalism and engages in post-mortem rituals. Their customs and rituals are markedly different from other Hindu sects. Some […]

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The Blood Soaked Worship

The Blood Soaked Worship

Mani and Mallasura were two demons who lived in Devaragattu hillocks and terrorized the saints there. Lord Shiva, hearing the pleas of his devotees, took the form of Bhairava on Vijayadashami day and vanquished the two demons with sticks. Before dying, the demons requested Shiva to give them human sacrifice every year. Refusing their plea, the Lord assured the offering of blood on the day. […]

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The Divine Bloom

The Divine Bloom

It represents purity, divinity and faith. The blossom standing above the muddy waters, its grace unparalleled as it opens its delicate petals to the shining rays of the sun. Faultless in its beauty and elegant in its bloom, the lotus flower holds an all important place in the hearts of followers of Hinduism, not just as a sacred flower but as a spiritual symbol too.   […]

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