Aghoris are devotees of Shiva manifested as Bhairava,are monists who seek moksha from the cycle of reincarnation or samsara.
They often dwell in charnel grounds, have been witnessed smearing cremation ashes on their bodies, and have been known to use bones from human corpses for crafting skull bowls and jewelry.
Aghoris believe that every person’s soul is Shiva but is covered by astamahapasha (“eight great nooses or bonds”) – sensual pleasure, anger, greed, obsession, fear and hatred. The practices of the Aghoris are centered around the removal of these bonds and obtain moksha
The main Aghori pilgrimage centre is Kina Ram’s hermitage or ashram in Ravindrapuri, Varanasi.The full name of this place is Baba Keenaram Sthal, Krim-Kund. Here, Kina Ram is buried in a tomb or samadhi which is a centre of pilgrimage for Aghoris and Aghori devotees.