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


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Baba (Hindu devotee) smoking a chillum of bhang (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.­.­.­.

For more information and to see other photos of the Shivaratri festival and the Pashupatinath Temple, read the album description.

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