Hotel Ganges View
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... business as they cope with the sheer numbers they have to accommodate. We then rowed down to the ghat where one of two blessings was being preformed. This blessing was on a much grander scale then our first one, and our boat was tied together with many others as we watched the performance. We made our wishes as well by placing a lighted candle surrounded with marigold flowers into the water and watched as it floated downstream into ...
... river, some were placing flowers in the water, some were fixing their boats, and others were just sat watching life go by. Bob braved putting his feet in the water, but no-one else was prepared to risk even that – best left to the locals we felt.
A few of the Ghats are called Burning Ghats and are designated for funerals. Bob, Jo and Wilf watched a funeral ceremony (Tracie chickened out and played 'write your name on the kindle’ with some local kids ...