Barbara’s world

 
 

One of the most important and sacred cities in India,  Hindus who can, come here to Varanassi  to celebrate festivals, give offerings, pray, die and hopefully be cremated at the rivers edge.  The juxtaposition of life and death is reflected in wedding ceremonies unfolding next to the cremation ghats.  The sacred Ganga holds it all - from bathing, to laundry, from sewage to trash, from ashes to bodies.

India  varanassi

July 2, 2010