baba holding a chillum of ritual cannabis at the shivaratri hindu festival (nepal)

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baba holding a chillum of ritual cannabis at the shivaratri hindu festival (nepal)

Baba (Hindu devotee) smoking a chillum of ritual cannabis at the Shivaratri Hindu festival at the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu (Nepal).­

The ritual marking on his forehead is called a Tilaka.­

During the Shivaratri festival (the 'Great Night of Shiva'), thousands of Hindu devotees and pilgrims gather at the Pashupatinath Temple to pray and celebrate Lord Shiva.­ Smoking holy Ganja is part of the ritual.­

For more info about religious use of cannabis, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Religious_­and_­spiritual_­use_­of_­cann.­.­.­.

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March 10, 2013
Pashupati Nath Road, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal