The Aghori are a small group of ascetic Shaiva sadhus. They engage in post-mortem rituals. They often dwell in charnel grounds, smear cremation ashes on their bodies, and use bones from human corpses for crafting kapalas (skull cups which Shiva and other Hindu deities are often iconically depicted holding or using) and jewelry. Their practices are contradictory to orthodox Hinduism.

Many Aghori gurus command great reverence from rural populations, as they are supposed to possess healing powers gained through their intensely eremitic rites and practices of renunciation and tápasya.

A total of 185 malaria patients have been found in state-5. According to statistics released by State-5 Health Directorate under the Social Development Ministry revealed this. The statistics was released at an interaction related to malaria organised in Nepalgunj.

The statistics reads that 49 malaria patients have been found in Kapalvastu, 34 in Bardiya, 24 in Rupandehi, 10 in Dang, seven each in Arghakhachi and Nawalparasi (east) and two in Palpa.

As per the statistics released by Director of the State-5 Health Directorate, Dinesh Kumar Chapagain, there are 52 malaria patients in Banke.

Although the government has launched a campaign for malaria-free nation within 2025 BS under the slogan “Zero malaria starts with me’, Banke is at high risk of malaria disease.Though the campaign launched by government has help to reduce the number of malaria patients, Banke is high risk of malaria disease in the state-5.

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