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Plagiarism[edit]

The external links include this. The wiki article looks to be this page exactly. I'm not sure if the External Links page is merely a duplication of the wikipedia page, and if it is, it should be removed from the article. If this wiki article came from the external page, quotations and citations should be added for almost every sentence in the article.

Aghora/Aghori?[edit]

Which is description of the sect and which is the individual? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.233.230.125 (talk) 12:10, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

Major Overhaul[edit]

I am going to give this page a major overhaul. Sedusa66 06:05, 9 January 2007 (UTC)Sedusa66

Sounds good! Would you be able to use the {{inuse}} template during your edits to avoid any eventual edit conflicts? Thanks Sfacets 08:12, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

thanks! I will do so. Sedusa66 17:40, 9 January 2007 (UTC)Sedusa66

Aghor Sect[edit]

there was an article written from the perspective of the followers of Bhagwan Ramji http://www.aghor.org/ , which is not in line with what most people think of as Aghora but nonetheless is a valid and distinct lineage. I plan on revamping this article, but someone seems to have either erased the other entry or redirected here; they deserve to be spoken for. Sedusa66 04:35, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

I just put the original contents of that article under aghor for posterity, hopefully someone will clean it up. if I have time I will do my best to do that, even tho I am not a member of that sect. Sedusa66 05:12, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

There is now an article up, Aghor Yoga, which represents the current practices of Baba Bhagwan Ramji's followers. The search term "Aghor" now redirects to that page, as "Aghor" is a term used more commonly to reference Sarkar Baba's teachings and followers rather than Kina Ram Aghori beliefs. Hopefully once it is reviewed the article will stay up, as Aghor Yoga and Aghori beliefs split in the 1960s. -- MySerenePilot, 10:39, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

I do not agree with the comment that Aghori are different from Shivanetra. Both are coming under the term Aghor and Aghori of Satwik nature are called Shivanetra in north India only. Famous saint Kinaram was a Satwik Aghori that means he was actually a Shivanetra. They are shown to be different that is not correct. Please, do the required correction in the article. The infamous Tamasi Aghori practices have ruined the name of this sect. This point should be mentioned in the renewed article. Critics have an opportunity to condemn this school of ideology due to these Tamasi practitioners. To put it simply, we as practitioners of Aghori sect, believe that those who perform Sidhhi sadhana come under Aghori. Those who do not want to perform Sidhhi sadhana and interested in pure Moksha are not coming under Aghori sect. There are two passages in our Hindu spiritual traditions, they are Moksha Sadhana and Sidhhi Sadhana. Sidhhi Sadhana is Aghori. In Sidhhi sadhana they appease deities of lower level for material benefits. In Moksha sadhana they appease only the ultimate All mighty God. The article also mentions about Girnari and Kailasi or Himalaya tradition but there is one more tradition prevalent in South India, that is called Sahyadri tradition and it is named after the mountain of Sahyadri in western India. This sect is prevalent in states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa. Tamasi Aghori mostly indulge in appeasing spirits of dead people and other vile spirits. It is comparatively an easy practice. Whereas, Satwik Aghori indulge in appeasing deities (Devata) and that is not an easy practice. Practitioner of Satwik Aghori Sadhana must be truly Satwik by his/her nature. I hope this vital information will help editor of this article. Moreover, we do not have any authentic written work since we do not accept the idea of writing down our practices. All those who write about an Aghori practice are not authentic to write on this subject and so not reliable. The teaching is carried down by verbal method and nothing is written. Therefore, it is very difficult for WiKi to have citations for the points put up on this subject. WiKi need citations and written references which are not available on this subject. The editor who wants to prepare this article should take a note of this vital obstacle in preparing a WiKi acceptable article. The only written work is of Kinaram, but we see that it is no more available to anybody since it was against the tradition of secrecy. Last but not the least I want to say that Hinglaj Mata is the principle deity but for South India, we have other deity Jeevdani as our presiding deity. Both are worshiped by the practitioners. I hope this will help him in preparing the most authentic information on this obscure subject. Today I see in articles like Aghor Yoga, it says, social service is part of Aghor practice however, that is not correct and so should not be accepted as an authentic. It may be the teaching of that particular saint but that is definitely not an authentic Aghori practice. In fact real Aghor practice has nothing to do with society, it is essentially a very personal spiritual practice where society has no concern. Please do not give any propaganda type of information as it is not in line with WiKi practice in preparing articles. The article has not mentioned of yantra worship. Yantra worship is essentially a very secretive and also important practice among Aghor Yogis. Yantra is a figure of specific design prepared on a copper or silver or gold plate. Such Yantra represents a particular deity. This type of worship defers from other worships such as idolatry, litholatry. Among Aghor practitioners Yantra worship is very common and it should be mentioned to make this article truly informative. Pathare Prabhu (talk) 14:39, 12 December 2015 (UTC)

General[edit]

this article & aghoris need some merging...Pratheepps

I merged the two articles. The disambiguation page "aghora" is still rather confusing. I think this article is in desperate need of attention from an expert. At the very least, it needs a great deal of reorganization. Fuzzform 19:49, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

Someone should write about the importance of Smashana Tara, i.e. Kali in the form of the cremation ground goddess, and her central place in the Aghora religion.

Also the historical development from the Kapalikas to the Aghori might be of interest.


Smashan Tara is not central to every Aghori's religion, they are a Shaiva sect; in fact Kali is a much more common Cremation Ground Goddess than Tara; the impression that it is otherwise is due to the popularity of Svoboda's books, which while I like very much, are not the end all and be all of Aghora. Sedusa66 04:40, 9 January 2007 (UTC)Sedusa66 (UTC

In the news[edit]

It appears a couple of Aghori priests have been arrested [1] as I mention there a couple of documentaries have been made about them. The Indian one, "Feeding on the Dead" is only 10 minutes long but I'm sure the one I've seen on British TV is longer. (Emperor 19:33, 11 April 2006 (UTC))

Someone might include a 'Trivia' section mentioning the episode of MTV's "Wildboys" that delt almost entirely with the Aghoris. If nothing else that particular episode is a good source of information (even as childish and scatological as the series is).

Cannibalism[edit]

The Aghori distinguish themselves from other Hindu sects and priests by their alcoholic and cannibalistic rituals.[2] The corpses afloat on the river Ganges are pulled out and consumed raw as the Aghoris believe it gives them immortality and supernatural powers.

It is appalling. I am appalled. Is there any statistic on the population of these cannibal priests? One more thing I would like to know is how come these grotesque cannibal tribes survive in modern India despite a ban on such evils by the Union Government?Anwar (talk) 23:52, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

As long as people of "modern India" keep throwing dead body in "sacred" waters, I am not surprised that a few heroin addicts end up eating these corpses, however (a)gory it is to rest of us. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 59.92.127.196 (talk) 20:26, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

Heroin is a very uncommon drug in india. Why bother spending a few hundred dollars to ship something that illegal when you can just go up to the mountains and smoke the wild weed that grows everywhere, or go down to the local Bhang store and get messed up on some weed drink. Either way it's not done for the sake of being crazy, it's done because without experiencing everything that there is you are refusing the gifts that the gods have granted the earth. Also, I hear human flesh tastes really good. Toxic Ninja (talk) 17:40, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

Aughads[edit]

Can we have some kind of definition as to what this term/name is supposed to mean? It would seem to be implied that it is the name for a member of the Aghori, but I can't be completely unsure that it is supposed to refer to another group or some other specific. --Human.v2.0 (talk) 01:12, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

As you can see on http://philtar.ucsm.ac.uk/encyclopedia/hindu/devot/aghoris.html "Kina Ram is buried in a tomb or samadh". He isn't buried in a samadhi, which wouldnt make any sense. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.62.197.2 (talk) 01:21, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

How do I cite a TV show[edit]

I was watching Madventures and learned quite a bit about the Aghori, especially relating to human sacrifice, murder, and cannibalism directly from an Aghori priest. How would I cite the tv show? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Toxic Ninja (talkcontribs) 17:42, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

Clarification[edit]

  • ...sexual practices with certain riders and controls help release one from sexual desire;

What exactly does this mean? There is no citation on this entire section. Liz Read! Talk! 20:02, 6 April 2014 (UTC)