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small cenotaphs - hindu memorial monuments (india)

Row of small cenotaphs on a road side near a tree (India)

Cenotaphs are "empty tombs" or monuments erected in honour of a person or group of people whose remains are elsewhere.­ Most Hindu people are cremated and their ashes are scattered, so they have no tombs.­

For more information about cenotaphs, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Cenotaph.

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Basdila Buzurg, Uttar Pradesh 274409, India
India 2013 1558 photos

Photos taken in India in 2013

The highlight if this trip was the Maha Kumba Mela Hindu Festival, the largest human gathering on earth, which happens once every 12 years.­

Other regions visited include the springs of the Ganges river, Varanasi, the Konark sun temple.­

See also my photos of Nepal that I took the same year.­