Tag: ganges

  • Varanasi, India - Between Life and Death at the Bathing Ghats

    written by bravebird on 2011-01-30 in #world #locations
    Varanasi, India - Between Life and Death at the Bathing Ghats

    Sin and luck, death, birth and reincarnation - all combined in one of the most fascinating, oldest and holiest cities of India. Hindu pilgrims gather from all over the country to wash themselves free of all sin and guilt at the shores of the river Ganges. In addition to that, an old ritual attracts thousands of pilgrims: they seek to cremate their relatives at the burning ghats of the river.

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