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... at least 1,500 pilgrims, if not more, travel here from all over the world to bathe in the Mother Ganga (the Ganges River) then spend the rest of the day walking to the different temples to pray - the most sacred being the Golden Temple of Vishwanath which non-Hindu's are forbidden to enter. Then, at the end of each day pilgrims partake in the evening ritual on the ghats where they sing, chant and pray ...
... it, the body is covered in ceremonial cloth, dipped in the Ganges, and then put on top of a funeral pyre to burn down to ash over a 3 hour period - to the tune of up to 300 bodies a day. Those that carry and load the bodies onto the pyres are considered the lowest caste, the 'Untouchables', whose job must be gruesome day in day out, 7 days a week. The sight was incredible and without wishing to ...
... with a gold ppt and fills it with the holy ter of the Ganges and puts it on his right shoulder and than tosses it over his shoulder into the body. Then the mourner goes home and comes back the next day to pick up the ashes if they so wished or they are out into the river. People die with all of their gold jewelry on and then the Dome sifts the ashes for the gold and the the gold goes to the Domn. We saw this complete ritual while we were I the boat I the river. Hindus believe that ...