Hey guys, today let’s take a look at why Lord
Shiva is portrayed as smoking weed and drinking
In fact, we have a temple called Kaal Bhairav
temple in which Lord Shiva is fed alcohol
There is a mouth carved in the lingam, and
alcohol is poured through it as a ritual.
Every year, on Shivarathri, which is the night
dedicated to Shiva, his devotees smoke weed
before praying to him.
Why is Lord Shiva depicted as an alcohol drinker
and a smoker of Marijuana?
This is very confusing to the common man,
who thinks that Gods should not indulge in
these evil acts.
To understand this, let’s go back in time
many thousand years ago and assume that human
beings were primitive.
We have about 400,000 species of plants.
How did we find out which plants can be used
as food, and which plants are poisonous?
Which plants make you sick and which plants
The ancient Indian system of medicine called
Siddha documents more than 100,000 plants
and their medical uses.
How were these documented?
In fact, their documentation is so accurate
that even today, they are being absorbed into
modern allopathic medicine.
For example, in the year 2000, a medicine
called Virohep was launched to treat Hepatitis
B. The manufacturers of this medicine, have
openly stated that they extracted the chemical
from the herb mentioned in ancient Indian
texts, and made them into pills.
It is now available all around the world and
is accepted by doctors as a very effective
So, how were such advanced medicines documented
at least 2000 years ago in India?
According to traditional Siddha medicine,
Shiva comes from a planet called Shivalokha,
and begins experimenting and documenting the
properties of plants on earth.
These experimental techniques and results
were then passed on to 18 saints who documented
the rest of the plants.
Of course, historians and other experts will
tell us that this is nonsense, and ancient
Indians found out these properties of plants
by trial and error or by accident.
But we have solid evidence that ancient Indians
tested these plants just like modern day scientists.
In the ancient Hoysaleswara temple, we can
see this strange carving.
What does it show?
It shows an alcoholic drink called toddy being
extracted from palm trees, and collected into
a container on the ground.
But you can something extraordinary – the
saint is watching two animals – a bird and
a snake drinking from the container.
It actually shows they were testing the effect
of alcohol on animals first, before beginning
to use it on human beings.
This is exactly what scientists do today,
they test it on animals first before giving
it to humans.
Right next to the carving of animal testing,
watch how a man gives a similar container
full of toddy to a woman, and the woman is
clearly refusing it, look at the hand gesture.
But why make alcohol at all, isn’t it evil
to drink alcohol?
Why are these things even carved on a temple?
Indian traditional medicine explains alcohol
and other intoxicants as absolutely necessary
for performing surgeries.
Take the simple case of tooth extraction.
How can we do this without sedating someone?
After all, ancient Indian texts explain complex
surgeries such as eye operations, amputations
and even plastic surgeries.
The ancient text called Sushruta Samhita clearly
explains how alcohol must be given to patients
But what about Weed?
Why is Lord Shiva shown smoking pot?
Today Marijuana is thought of as a drug, but
it was considered a sacred medicinal plant
Lord Shiva, who is the father of traditional
Siddha medicine was the first to test Marijuana
on animals, and on himself, before giving
it out to human beings.
Popularly known in India as Ganja or Bhang,
it is was used to relieve anxiety and pain
since 2000 BC, which is 4000 years ago.
Ancient Indian traditions recommends using
marijuana once a year to maintain good mental
and physical health.
This is why weed is smoked in India and Nepal
by devotees on the night dedicated to Shiva.
The medical properties of Marijuana are well
documented in ancient texts – it stops Nausea
and increases appetite, it can relieve muscle
spasms and treat many other diseases.
There is also a cult called Aghoris – these
people have dedicated their lives to Shiva,
they smoke weed on a weekly basis and claim
it keeps their brain sharp.
A recent study in the United States shows
that THC, an active ingredient in Marijuana
can prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease
and can keep the brain sharp.
We see a very interesting pattern emerging
in the western world.
People who have denounced and ridiculed the
use of Marijuana by Hindus calling it a barbaric
or evil act are slowly turning in favor of
We now have medical marijuana legalized in
more than 30 states in the US and in 15 countries.
So, now you know why Shiva is shown smoking
pot or drinking alcohol – nothing is evil
about it as long as you know how to use it,
just like any other tool you have.
If you use a screwdriver to poke your eyes,
don’t blame the screwdriver.
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