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A Naga Sadhu preparing chillum during the Kumbh Mela..The Indian Sadhu's (holy men) have been smoking chillums for thousands of years, and the spiritual meaning of this is comparable to the drinking of red wine by Catholics. At their rituals, the chillum is prepared with a combination of charas (herbs) and tobacco. Through a Hindu ceremony, the Hindu god Shiva was called upon, the Sadhus believing that Shiva would enter into the smoker. In the ceremony, a wet Safi cloth is used, a stone inserted, and the mixture placed into the chillum. The chillum's mouth piece is cupped in two hands and forms a closed prism, as the smoker inhales the smoke without the lips touching the pipe. He puffs violently to light the chillum sufficiently to be passed to the person to the right. In the ceremony of the Jamaican Rastas, the chillum used is made of a cow's horn and wood..