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You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? (Representative Image / Reuters), For the latest election news, analysis and live updates on Bihar Elections 2020, log on to NDTV.com/elections. Indian-American industrialist, and noted supporter of US President Donald Trump, Shalabh Kumar, described the show as “a disgusting attack on Hinduism”. The story of an Aghori. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Aghoris live among India's cremation sites - where Lord Shiva and goddess Kali Ma are said to dwell - and feed on what others throw away. Reza Aslan explores the facts and myths behind this religion. READ MORE: 10yo Indian girl killed in ‘black magic sacrifice ritual’. Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. The Aghori were described as "cannibals" by CNN when promoting the documentary, though they only eat the flesh of people who have died of natural causes. One of the most feared and revered cults in India, the Aghori members are infamous for their dark and deadly quest for spiritual enlightenment. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. Aghori  is an Indian television series that is produced by Essel Vision Productions. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? He also drank alcohol from a human skull and spread ashes from a cremated person on his face during the show, which also depicted a man eating his own feces. “Aslan apparently sought to find sensationalist and absurd ways to portray Hinduism.". Disgusting attack on Hindus for supporting @POTUS@stephenkbannon@newtgingrich. “With multiple reports of hate-fuelled attacks against people of Indian origin from across the US, the show characterizes Hinduism as cannibalistic, which is a bizarre way of looking at the third largest religion in the world,” US India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) said in a statement to the Hindustan Times. Over the years, these practices have included meditating on top of bodies, performing sexual acts in cemeteries and smearing human ash all over their bodies. Some cult members practice sexual acts in the midst of dead bodies, it is claimed, to give them supernatural powers.
Aslan claims many of the accusations are unfounded, however. The Aghori shun material belongings and often walk around unclothed. He also drank from a human skull and was pelted with faeces by a guru. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? These powers are believed to enable them to practice black magic—which they are inhibited from using on others. His death follows that of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, allegedly murdered last month by a white man who shouted "get out of my country". Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. ................................ Advertisement ................................ Indian-Americans Protest Against CNN Over 'Negative' Portrayal Of Hinduism In Documentary, Indian-American Gets Utah Governor's Lifetime Achievement Medal, Indian-American Sex Offender Tries To Flee US On Friend's Passport, Arrested, Indian-American Trump Supporters Pray For Him Outside Hospital, Arnab Goswami Arrest: Congress Shreds BJP Over "Selective Outrage", Tendulkar Urges ICC To Make Helmets Mandatory After IPL Incident, Trump Claims Victory, Says He's Going To Supreme Court, "Separates Families": 174 Indians Go To Court Against Trump Move On H-1B, Indian-Origin Congressman Wins US House Race For 3rd Term, Biden Legal Teams "Ready To Deploy" If Trump Tries To Halt Vote: Campaign, Anand Mahindra's Post On Astrologer Who Predicted Victory For Trump, Top Court Upholds Disqualification Of Graduate Peon At Bank, Sanjana Sanghi's Udaipur Pics Are What Winter Afternoons Should Look Like, This website follows the DNPA Code of Ethics. We pay for your stories! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 782 4368 .
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"Aslan and CNN didn't just throw a harsh light on a sect of wandering ascetics to create shocking visuals—as if touring a zoo—but repeated false stereotypes about caste, karma and reincarnation that Hindus have been combating tirelessly. Reza Aslan outrages Hindus by eating human brains in CNN documentary.
Charcoal. Want to know what a dead guy's brain tastes like? ET. Many live in burial grounds, and they may consume marijuana to aid them in their meditation. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). These incidents were also cited in a statement from the Hindu American foundation. “The Aghori — they’re cannibals, it’s one of the other things I came here to see. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? Aghori is an Indian television series that is produced by Essel Vision Productions. Shrouded in an aura of mystery, the Aghori sadhus’ are know for post-mortem rituals - in particular the practice cannibalism. The six-part docuseries narrated by Golden Globe-winning actress Robin Wright, profiles Michelle Obama, Jackie Kennedy, Nancy Reagan, Eleanor Roosevelt, Lady Bird Johnson, and Hillary Rodham Clinton. The Iranian-born religious studies scholar was in India's spiritual capital, Varanasi, which is located on the banks of the sacred Ganges river. One of the most feared and revered cults in India, the Aghori members are in…
Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. After Mr Aslan fell out with one of the hermits, the devotee of Shiva began eating his own faeces and hurling it at the presenter, yelling: "I will cut your head off if you keep talking so much". Rudranath then tells him that she is not a common girl.
TOOTING cars, scattered laneways, buffalo poo, squalid Arabic mansions, aggressive rhesus monkeys and mange-ridden street dogs — there isn’t much to see or do in Varanasi. INCREDIBLE images have captured a terrifying cult who live in cemeteries, use dead bodies as alters and eat human flesh.
2/ I am very disturbed that CNN is using its power and influence to increase people’s misunderstanding and fear of Hinduism. ABOUT THE SHOW.
They believe they can remove the bonds of shame and fear by recognising that all oppositions are ultimately illusory, and their rituals aim to break taboos around body fluids, sexual practices and the dead. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. The story of an Aghori.
This encourages detachment from what they see as “earthly delusions” and better signifies the human body in its purest form. 'I am very disturbed that CNN is using its power and influence to increase people’s misunderstanding and fear of Hinduism', Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. It was aired from 22 June to 29 September 2019 on Zee TV and starred Simran Kaur, Parag Tyagi and Gaurav Chopra as Kamakshi, Rudranath and Advik. Rudranath sends Advik to fetch that girl. One terrifying image captured the moment a man tipped his head back and raised his hands before drinking from the mouth of a real human skull. Collaborative production to explore the history of Greenwood – and the modern-day excavation of an American massacre The SpringHill Company […], America’s global standing and what’s at stake debuts Oct. 11 on CNN & CNN International TRAILER: https://f.io/ThZ4ouEr As the U.S. […], Trailer: https://cnncm.tv/johnlewis CNN Films will premiere JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE for television Sunday, Sept. 27 at 9pm Eastern and Pacific […], CNN will encore the documentary about the life and legacy of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Watch full episodes of First Ladies.
CNN and Aslan have been accused of mischaracterizing Hinduism at a time when the Indian-American community is still reeling from recent attacks on two Hindus and a Sikh man in apparent hate crimes. "In almost every interview I did about the show I talked at length about the issue underlying the episode, including the fluidity of the caste system, the problems inherent amongst the untouchable class, and how devout Hindus of all stripes are working tirelessly to overcome both.".
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