Some temples in northern Karnataka give marijuana as a practice.
While illegal cannabis operations are still suppressed in parts of the vast country of India, the plant is promoted as a religious sacrament in other communities. Police are rampant in many parts of the state arresting drug dealers and destroying marijuana crops in the wake of the Sandalwood drug trade, many unaware that marijuana is sacred in some North Karnataka temples.
Among the traditions, The Times of India reports that in the Sharana, Aruda, Shaptha and Avadhuta traditions, followers also use cannabis and believe that it leads to enlightenment, Sharana, followers also use cannabis and believe that it leads to enlightenment. Sharana, devotees prefer to consume ganja in various ways At the Mouneshwara temple in Tinthini, Yadgir district, large numbers of devotees gather at the annual fair in January. Devotees who come here receive a small packet of ganja like prasada that they smoke after praying at Mouneshwara or Manappa. Gangadhar Nayak, a member of the temple committee.
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The use is traditional since it was Mouneshwara who introduced it (marijuana) to the people. Devotees and saints believe that this sacred herb shows the way to a better knowledge of spirituality. ”
Respecting traditions, the police seem to keep their distance from these temples and turn a blind eye unless a complaint is filed. “Now we are starting to crack down whenever possible. I don’t know of any particular temple or stray dog, but if we get any information we will register them, ”said Raichur SP Prakash Nityam.
According to a September 7 report, holy temples in the northern region of the Indian state of Karnataka serve ganja as a sacrament. While the major religions of India are Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism, the country has thousands of sects and cults. The Mouneshwara religious sect is included in the list of sects that offer enlightenment through ganja.
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The magnificent Indian temples are often adorned with colorful human figures, like the intricate Dravidian architecture found in many structures.
“Devotees and saints believe that this sacred herb shows the way to a better understanding of spirituality,” said Gangadhar Nayak, a member of the Mouneshwara sect. “During the fair, everyone can come here and smoke. While some eat marijuana after boiling it, others consume it as powdered tobacco. “
The sacred use of marijuana is a tradition that has existed in India for thousands of years. Meditation is an integral part of some Indian sects and cannabis is used to enhance meditation.
Ganja is also used in the Sharana tradition, especially at Ambha Mutt taluk in Sindhanur in the Raichur district. “I think marijuana helps to achieve a kind of infinite happiness,” said Mahantesh K. “It is not addictive. Many smoke once a week or a day and meditate ”. Mahantesh has also attested to the medicinal benefits of cannabis.
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