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There is also a Chillum, Maryland, a suburb North of Washington, D.C. Chillum is a census-designated place located in Prince Georges County, Maryland. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ...

Two small glass chillums, with bottle cap for size comparison.

A chillum is a pipe used by Indian Sadhu holy men, and by many recreational drug users to smoke cannabis. It is sometimes known as a "bat" or "batty" due to its resemblance to a baseball bat or "one hitter" because only one "hit" (inhalation) is taken by each person during a traditional ceremony. Image File history File links Chillums. ... Image File history File links Chillums. ... In Hinduism, sadhu is a common term for an ascetic or practitioner of yoga (yogi) who has given up pursuit of the first three Hindu goals of life: kama (pleasure), artha (wealth and power) and even dharma (duty). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Cannabis (also known as marijuana[1] or ganja[2] in its herbal form and hashish in its resinous form[3]) is a psychoactive product of the plant Cannabis sativa L. subsp. ... Four historically significant baseball bats showcased in the National Baseball Hall of Fames traveling exhibit Baseball As America. ...

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A chillum is a conical pipe usually made out of clay, a cow's horn, or glass. Chillums are used as ritual pipes by Sadhus in India to imbibe charas. They have also recently been used by Rastas in reasoning sessions and grounations. The tone of this article is inappropriate for an encyclopedia. ... It has been suggested that Gardaa be merged into this article or section. ... Haile Selassie I Rasta, or the Rastafari movement, is a religious movement that accepts Haile Selassie I, the former emperor of Ethiopia, as King of Kings, Lord of Lords and the Lion of Judah as Jah (the Rastafari name for God, from a shortened form of Jehovah found in Psalm...


Method

The ganja or charas may be mixed with tobacco. Shredded tobacco leaf for pipe smoking Tobacco can also be pressed into plugs and sliced into flakes Tobacco is an agricultural product processed from the fresh leaves of plants in genus Nicotiana. ...


Two traditional methods of using a chillum exist:


Hindu Ceremony

In the Hindu ceremony, the safi (or saath) cloth is wetted, the stone (gitthuck in hindi) inserted and then the mix is deposited in the chillum until it is full. Then the mouth piece of the chillum is cupped between two hands forming a closed chamber so that the smoker may inhale the smoke without touching the chillum with his lips. This article discusses the adherents of Hinduism. ...


A match is struck by a second party and, before the smoker inhales, various praises to Shiva will be chanted such as "Boom Shankar" or "Boom Bolenath". The smoker must inhale heavily to ignite the chillum adequately which he will then pass always to the person on his right, preferably supporting his right arm with his left (except for Kali chillums which are passed to the left and usually include opium and ganja in the mix). This article or section includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... This article is about the drug. ... Cannabis (also known as marijuana[1] or ganja[2] in its herbal form and hashish in its resinous form[3]) is a psychoactive product of the plant Cannabis sativa L. subsp. ...


The required etiquette can become quite complex and the average Westerner has little or no chance of meeting the ritual standards of a sadhu. It has been suggested that Office etiquette be merged into this article or section. ...


Rastafari Ceremony

chillum is smoked by saurav lohia in the office


Types of Chillum

Following the 1980s legislation against charas in India, the ready-made clay chillums fell out of fashion. These had been disposable chillums that were simply thrown back onto the ground from which they were made.


Recently "designer" chillums have come into fashion. Those made by names like Alverman, Rosso, Manu and Daniele are made of ceramic. These are often seen on the goa trance scene. Designer is a broad term for a person who designs any of a variety of things. ... Fixed Partial Denture, or Bridge The word ceramic is derived from the Greek word κεραμικός (keramikos). ... Goa trance (often referred as Goa or by the number 604) is a form of electronic music and is a style of trance music which originated in the Indian state of Goa, as opposed to most other forms of trance music which appeared in Europe. ...


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