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... their lost loved one. We sat in our boat, took in the moment, and left silently to ensure we didn't linger over the process. We then headed towards the main Burning Ghat. For each cremation, only men are allowed to attend the ceremony. It is believed that the soul will not move on if it feels attachment and the feeling that it will be missed by their loved ones still living. If anyone cries during the ceremony the soul will feel attached to this lifetime and won't be able ...
... conductor came by to clarlfly things. Just as I handed him our ticket, I joked that it would be funny if we were on the wrong train....that soon became the reality, much to the laughter of the family of four that were obviously playing the same game we were, but they had the winning ticket. A slow sense of panic began to set in. I just couldn't get my head around what we'd done wrong, we still don't know to this day! We tried to figure out what we needed to do with the conductor in ...
... cities in the world and a center of pilgrimage for all Hindu denominations. Indians believe that bathing in the Ganges will rid a person of a lifetime of sins and cremation here ensures release from the cycle of rebirth. Thus, Hindus come here when they are old, sick or ready to die. The banks of the river offers tourists world class people watching - particularly on a dawn or sunset boat ride - and satisfyingly good restaurants to help you decompress after all you've ...
... pushed over board.
Alex and I witnessed this practice first hand!
Overall the city is cramped and chaotic, with over 3.6 million citizens, hundreds of cows, and an abundant population of stray dogs, the city mentally and physically tests all tourists, yet if given the chance the city will provide an enlightening experience never to be forgotten!
Things to remember:
This morning was incredibly foggy. So foggy that we couldn't see more than a few feet from our balcony window. It wasn't intentional but we ended waking up around 5-6am again because we went to bed early the night before, but also because the walls are so paper thin that you can hear everything going on in the other rooms. Sounds like the European couple behind us is getting ready for the morning boat ride - her extended yawns and groans making us feel that much more comfortable ...