Holy people of Nepal
The Nepalese are referring to the Sadhus as ‘baba’. The typical baba usually wears a distinctive mark (pundra) on his forehead and often carries a symbol of his sect. Babas generally take vows of poverty and depend on the charity of householders and visitors of the Temple for their food. A popular characteristic of Sadhu ritualism is their utilization of marijuana (known as charrus) as a form of their worship of Shiva who was believed to have an adoration or affinity for the leaves of the plant. The plant is used in excess during the celebration of Shivaratri.