A large portion of the portraits focus on aghori, a sect known for engaging in post-mortem rituals such as covering themselves in human ashes, meditating on corpses or crafting jewelry from human bones.
According to Joey L., “The Aghori have a profound connection with the dead. Death is not a fearsome concept, but a passing from the world of illusion.”
Magesh left a well paid job as an IT computer consultant to pursue to path of Aghora. After years of practice, he finds no temptation to return to his old life.
Lal Baba has dreadlocks (jatas) several meters long, which have been growing for over 40 years. To sadhus, dreadlocks are a sign of renunciation and a life dedicated to spirituality.
The Aghori have a profound connection with the dead. Death is not a fearsome concept, but a passing from the world of illusion.
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