.......now he packs his chillum, a ritual in its own right. Sadhus are unmaterialistic, but a chillum often figures prominently among their few possessions. Sadhus who follow Shiva are the most likely sadhus to make frequent use of the chillum. It's an integral part of a sadhu's daily ritual, a ritual based on his spirituality and devotion; the chillum seems to be one form of his worship. He starts with a chunk of hash, sometimes given as an offering to his temple.
He mixes the marijuana or hash with tobacco. He then adds a few drops of water and mashes the mixture in the palm of his hand. He places the mixture in the bowl of the chillum, which contains a small stone that functions as a screen, then tears off a small square of material from an old piece of clothing, frequently one he is wearing, to use as a filter.