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  vibhuti

 

India

Vibhuti is sacred ash, which is taken either from a temple flame or from a cremation fire (fig.). The ash, which is considered food from Agni, the god of fire (fig.), is often used by sadhu to cover their body and face (fig.) to symbolize the destruction of ones karma in the fire of austerity, as well as the conquest over death.