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... as the sun goes down. Even though this is very sacred to the Hindus I am unable to appreciate it fully because of all the noise and distractions. Not only is ther lots of shouting but loud music is being played, dripums beating and bells ringing. Still an interesting ceremony.
Well before dawn we head back out on the bus for our boat trip to see the ghats at dawn. This is much more to my taste. We all fit in one ...
... you know someone is being cremated but you want to take picture to show people at home at the same time you want to respect the people too. Watched the prayers which lasted almost an hour from the boat and getting kind of lost in the moment it was so nice to watch but at the same time I didn't want to miss out on taking photos as ...
... The pyre is then lit from a flame kept by the family that for countless generations tended this site, and family mourners dressed all in white maintain a vigil. At the end, some of the ashes are sprinkled into the holy river. We headed back up river to the Dashashvamedh Ghat where the ritual was about to begin. Dozens of boats crowded the banks, and the steps were filled with throngs of the the faithful and not so faithful. The air was filled with the sounds of ...
... a scene from the film 'Eat, Pray, Love' Plz yogi, show me the way.
After yoga I was shown to my room where I showered and joined up with a girl who I met in Delhi at the hostel there (she was on a train a couple of hours later than me) here we joined the markets tour of Varanasi organised by the hostel, a very good way to see the city. We joined about 10 others staying at the hostel. ...
... took a dip as well and then went to pray. As I was standing at a look out point trying not to get attacked by vervet monkeys and watching the fishing vessels clank together, out of the corner of my eye, I spotted a dead body quietly floating down the river. True story folks, a swollen and grey colored human body was moving fairly quickly with the current. Well at least it was, until it got caught on the anchor line of one of the vessels....you just can't be ...