My Varanasi Tour with a Shiva Devotee: The Burning Ghat

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  1. Anna says:

    I was in India few months ago but couldn’t make it to Varanasi. Hopefully next time! Like your writing on the tour.

  2. Gina says:

    That is absolutely insane you got to see a cremation ceremony. It’s so interesting how cultures around the world bury their dead and even more interesting the rib cage of a man is left and the pelvic bone of a woman. It just goes to show you how different men and women are. Also, despite all this, I think the Ganges River is still very unhygienic.

    • Teja says:

      It is – very. I’m not entirely keen on the laundry being done downstream of the cremation ghats. There was an exhibit at the Jantar Mantar ancient observatory, where India’s own academics basically said as much. I’m not sure how realistic their plans to improve the situation are, though. There’s likely a lot of obstacles to it – both engineering as well as social.