baba smoking chillum of bhang - cannabis - ganja (nepal)


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Baba (Hindu devotee) with Tilaka (ritual marking on forehead) smoking a chillum of bhang (ritual cannabis) at the Shivaratri 2013 (Nepal).­

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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