Aghor - Its a combination of two words 'a' & 'ghor'. 'a' means 'not' & 'ghor' means 'deep'. Compounding that a man without any deep relations, affection, feeling. He is completely indifferent to all these feelings. To him all the matter in this world are one and the same. Everything is composed of same thing. Water, rock, air, flesh, soil, love all are equal. No discrimination. They belong to Indian tradition, followers of Shiva. Aghori baba are a combination of all three god Shiva, Vishnu & Brahma. Its been said that they got originated from Lord Dattatreya. One who follows this path is called an Aghori. Aghori's believe in Salvation - Moksham.
They believe they its their responsibility to carry out the rituals of a dead men. Contrary to Hindu tradition they intake liquor, meat and use obscene actions. For them its all the same. Root of their ideology is 'Only God is perfect'. So anything that against God is to be condemned.
Aghori's are pure monists. Monists believe that everything is one. Everything in this world is a single substance, there is no duality. No distinction between day - night, white- black, water - fire. Its said that Aghori's got a close historical connection with Kapalika, who originated from Kashmir. Similar traits includes, they worship Lord Shiva in his extreme ferociuos form, Bhairava. Shiva after cutting one of Brahma's head for his past conduct has become a beggar and an outcast. Lord Bhairava visited waste places and cremation grounds with the ash taken from the pyre and with the skull of Brahma in his hand. Aghori's and Kapalika's used to perform this same act. They used to drink water from the skull. They are also believed to be the successors of Kina Ram who had lived for nearly 150 years. A habit of attaining more powers drive them. They believe that more the power, the more they will avoid re-birth.
Their symbol is themselves. They portray themselves like Shiva - Lord Bhairava. Aghori's goes naked or wear the shroud of a corpse. Aghori's consume the corpses which are available from river like Ganges. For them they are also the substance, available in nature. Since their living is very secretive, no proper or official information is available. As per certain facts its believed that during last-to-last centruy 200-200 Aghori's are living. But now there may be 20 or so living. Main followers of them are from the middle class. What we all knew from books, net and films are quite a few. The truth about them seems to be reached a new height after the release of Naan Kadavul by Bala. They eat flesh from the dead persons body, not from the living person. As told before they have the responsibility to give the dead person Moksham. As per the film "For the people unfit to live - condemning in any way to the world(in turn God), destroy him and release world from him. For the people who are unable to live in this world, destroy him so as to release him from this cruel world."
It doesnt matters whether people believe in Aghori baba. I dont care. I simply adore them for their courage to establish a different culture and set beliefs and live upon them. Who is showing themselves purely? We also used to eat meat, people kill other people now who is it be blamed? Leave the critiques and enjoy the movie.