On the eve of Mahashivratri, millions of Indians consume Marijuana! While consuming Marijuana on a regular basis for recreation is considered to be a heinous offense, everything is okay in the name of god. Talk about double standards! But why do Indians consume Marijuana on the auspicious occasion of Mahashivratri?
It is said that the Hindu God Shiva was an avid Marijuana smoker. And following his footsteps, his devotees also started consuming Marijuana thinking that they would be enlightened. Well, they aren’t absolutely wrong as Marijuana does enlighten you!
The Hardcore believers of Shiva are the thousands of Sadhus and Babas who give up everything in their lives to live a nomad like life. And we guess Marijuana numbs their pain and gives them the focus they need to meditate while praying to Shiva. On the Eve of Mahashivratri, Bhang is consumed all across India in various forms. Some people smoke it and some people make a tasty milk-based drink by mixing it with Thandaai.
However, A lesser known way of consuming Bhaang is the Bhaang Pakoda! It is unclear where this dish comes from, however, it is really popular in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar. Bhang Pakodas are said to be some of the most potent edibles one can make!
Unlike Smoking up or making Hash, the hemp leaves used for making these Pakodas are not dried. Fresh leaves that are potent in terms of THC content are used to make this savory snack. And it turns out making Bhang Pakodas is really easy!
All you need to do is procure some organic Bhang Leaves. These leaves are washed and chopped into small pieces. A Besan based batter is made by adding water, salt, and chilies. Chopped onions are added to the batter along with the Bhang leaves and the whole mixture is stirred until it gets a semi-solid consistency.
Small portions of the batter are then picked by hand and are dropped in hot oil and are fried until they are golden brown. While these Pakodas look like ordinary Pakodas, they are super potent and will get you high with minutes of consuming them. They are crispy fried and are super spicy. But the worst thing you can do is have something sweet after having these Pakodas because it is said that sugar accelerated the high caused by Bhang and you will end up getting even higher.
While Smoking up affects your mind, Consuming Bhang affects your Mind and gives you a Body High. It is really difficult to keep a track of your whereabouts or what time it is and users often tell stories of blackouts! But you should try it atlas once in your life. After all its ‘Shivji ka Prasad!'