Ahibhuk Kaivarta Nyāya - Opium Eater and the Divine Boatman
Ahibhuk was a constant consumer of opium.
ahi means a poisonous snake, and phena is the froth.
Ahi-phena is the oozing juice from a poppy flower, like the one shown below.
From ahi-phena comes opium. It is an alkaloid, gives a great high, and is poisonous in larger quantities.
Ahibhuk was always high on opium. And one day he boarded a ferry to cross a river.
What happened then? See the video below.
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