Hare Rama Guest House
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... some newspapers and Bree (an American chic who we keep bumping in to) wet my scarf with water and put it around my neck. I felt better in minutes. I honestly have no idea what I would've done without them. I was freaking out so much I couldn't even think of how to help myself. After I regained colour in my face we found the bakery up five flights of stairs which was not a great choice of venue. After ...
Both feeling a little better again, thankfully. We checked out of our guest house after packing in the dark due to a power cut and we had no natural light in our room. We walked north along the Ganges to Manikarnika Ghat (burning ghat), the most auspicious place for a hindu to be cremated. Photography is obviously strictly prohibited here out of respect. We sat and observed from some steps for about an hour or so. It is completely out in the open for ...
... our first taste of Indian cuisine, we headed back to our affordable hostel and booked a tour. We accepted the fact we were white tourists and Varanasi is just too bonkers to tackle alone, especially as it was festival day. Our happy chappy tour man took a group of us on a boat up the river, explaining all the different ghats, where they got their names and why they're important now. The river banks were full of people bathing in the less than clean holy ...
... released to Nirvana is a reason to be genuinely happy. Of course the sadness of never being able to see the loved one again causes great sadness.
Forgive this small detail but it was interesting if a little shocking. As the fire burns the skin tightens and joints can move. To prevent arms, hands and legs falling off as the base of the limbs burns they break the limbs and push then back on to the fire. I never considered that the fire is actually managed in such a practical ...
... are grim hospice buildings and stacks of fire wood for funerals. I was convincingly sure that I must had stepped in another realm. Dark sky and eerie fog masking the crackling of burning corpse and wood. Many folks were standing around cremations but the absolute silence was tearing my ears out.
I learnt much later that every fire cremation at Manikarnika Ghat are of homeless, sick and poor residents of Varanasi. The funerals ...