baba smoking a chillum of bhang - ritual cannabis (nepal)


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

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