"Ceremonial cremations in Varanasi" India Things to Do Tip by duke0123

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  Ceremonial cremation
by duke0123

In Varanasi, along the borders of the Ganga river, a lot of ceremonial cremations take place.

It's interesting to take a look at one of these creamations. It's so different then funarals or cremations we are used to.

The ritual before cremating the body is that this body is purified in the water of the Ganga river. Meanwhile the male family members are building up a funeral pile. Then the body is laid on this pile and will be burned. After the cremation the ash will be scattered over the Ganga river.

Directions: In India there are many places where cremations take place. In Varanasi it is done along the borders of the Ganga river.

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  • Updated Apr 6, 2003
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