Aghori Ajai Nath, Varanasi
An Aghori is a yogi from a centuries-old tradition of ascetics focused on the knowledge of Brahman or God in the most mystical sense. Etymologically, A-ghora designates the way “without ignorance” or “fearless”, to free itself from all that oppose to liberation or felicity.
The credo of the Aghori is equanimity, detach the mind of dualities. He does no difference between the pure and the impure. He confronts himself to impurity voluntarily, spends time particularly in cremation grounds and practices immoral rites.
The way of an Aghori is unique beacause it explores the entire psyche from the darkest aspects to the brighter, transcend theses essences to reach the Brahman.
Although related to Hinduism and Tantric Shaivism, the Aghoris report themelves beyond and upstream of Hindu traditions. That is why they deny the caste system and oppose any religious dogmatism; they only believe in themselves referring on their own experiences.