harishchandra cremation ghat - burning ghat - varanasi (india)


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Harishchandra Ghat is one of the Burning Ghats of Varanasi, where the dead are cremated day and night on the bank of the Ganges river.­

The corpse of the dead are cremated on funeral pyres, until only ashes remain.­ Then, the ashes are thrown in the Ganges river.­ The process takes about 3 hours.­

Photo taken in Varanasi - also known as Benares (India).­

For more info about Varanasi, go to en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Varanasi.

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Tilbhandeswar Colony, Bangali Tola, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India