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... we went to the iron market, the cream market and lastly the flower market. All of these markets sold in bulk to other shops. We then had lunch. I had a dosa. We then came back and napped. We headed out later in the afternoon to the ghats again. This time we went to the cremation sites and saw quite a few. A priest there explained us the significance of some of the rituals. There are two main creation sites on the Ganges in Varanasi. We the saw what they did for cows which had ...
... 8220;burning ghats” for cremations among the approximately 85 Ghats in Varanasi, including one electric incinerator that is used for those who die alone on the street or from an illness that might lead to the spread of infection; I am not sure how they make that determination in this place of vast, untrammeled pollution and iffy medical supervision. The electric incineration apparently takes just 30 minutes, but it is not considered to be a wholly ...
... is so expensive that families settle for using Sandalwood dust that they throw on the fire once it is burning. Bodies are left to burn for three hours. After three hours, other people, again from the fourth caste, sift through the ashes looking for gold. It looks very similar to panning for gold. Apparently there is lots of gold to find as bodies are burned with earrings, bracelets and other jewelry. My recounting of the cremation ceremony sounds detached and clinical, ...
... highway with the cows.
Take me to Teerth Guesthouse, please! I muttered.
"Oooohh...sir, at this time of the season, they will be charging you so many times more! And so no vacancies, have to look for other hotels. Yesterday, Korean guy also go to this hotel, so expensive and no room. Have to go to other place. Also Teerth is next to Ganga (river), so smelly and many mosquitoes - I guarantee you will not ...
... If you have lived a virtuous life, your next life is likely to be better than the last. If not, you could come back as a cockroach. So why take a chance?
Which is why there is a constant parade of bodies being caried through the streets of Varanasi and down to the burning ghats on the Ganga. There are approximately 250 cremations per day, 365 days a year. All of them end up in the holy Ganga. Men's bodies are wrapped in white shrouds, women's in more brightly ...