Chillums, Glass Bats, & One Hitters

chillum glass pipeChillums are straight tube shaped pipes that were traditionally made of clay, stone, or wood. They were invented in India, and have been used by Hindu Monks (sadhu) for hundreds of years. The Sadhus would smoke a blend of charas and tobacco. Traditional Indian Chillums are accompanied by a conical stone and a wet piece of cloth known as a saffi. These two items were used so that charas would not get into sadhus mouth. The Hindu god, Shiva, is considered to be the god of Charas. Shiva invokes the...