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... used to throw themselves into the fire which is why they are banned from the funeral procession. While in Varanasi we witnessed one body being cleaned and two burning... well, we saw the feet, skull and rib cage of one, the other was completely covered with wood. Bodies here burn for three hours while locals and tourists are able to casually stroll by (but taking photographs is a big no-no). We also got to enjoy several nights of their traditional Hindu ceremony and hang out with crazy ...
... parts of India were gone from this distance and all you could see was a beautiful vista of colours and heritage. This was a magical morning cruise. Many stories to tell about Varanasi. A fitting last destination for our trip. A real view of historic and current India. Not a place for the faint hearted but well worth the trip. We're on a train now (which arrived at the station three hours late) heading to New Delhi where we will fly to Seattle tomorrow ...
... and affordable. One of the highlights of Varanasi was the time we spent volunteering at the Yoga Education Training Society. We helped give the young kids of the slums their lunch and played games with them after. They loved getting their photo taken and queued up for Ben to throw them in the air. After we took a yoga class with the founder of the society. A really rewarding day.
... down to the river for cremation. Watching the fire must be fraught with mixed emotions for the family - on one side it's an auspicious event, but the death just happened and you're watching the remnants of your loved one turn to ash. In a few instances, families took a final family photo with the deceased while the body lay in wait on the pyre. They would pull back the cloth covering and tilt the head up. One last loving picture for their memories. Amidst this scene as ...