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oṃ aghorebhyo'tha ghorebhyo
ghora ghora tarebhyaḥ
sarvebhyas sarva sarvebhyo
namaste'stu rudra rūpebhyaḥ

My salutations to those who are not terrible,
and to those who are ,
and to those who are both terrible and not terrible.
Everywhere and always I bow to all forms of Rudra (Shiva).

–Aghori Mantra

Who is Baba Keenaram?

Baba Keenaram was an Aghori ascetic born in Chandauli, India. Baba Keenaram is believed to be the originator of the Aghori sect and is considered to be the incarnation of Lord Shiva

Hinglaj Mata is the Kuladevata (patron goddess) of the Aghori. 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. Present head (Abbot), since 1978, of Baba Keenaram Sthal is Baba Siddharth Gautam Ram.

His birth anniversary is celebrated annually in Chandauli district. In 2019, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh had attended the ceremony and announced that his birthplace would be developed by the UP government as a tourist place.

Life of Baba Keenaram