2020 / People / Culture

Aghori Sadhu, Varanasi

  • Photographer
    Marios Forsos

Aghoris are the darkest of dark sadhus, their extreme, harsh ascetic practices focused on attaining nirvana as soon as possible, bypassing as many reincarnations as possible. Often believed to indulge in dark magic, the consumption of human flesh and other mystical practices, they remain a dark force to be feared in society, but admired for their devotion.