15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
The picture had been taken at “Monikornika Ghat” (River Bank) at Varanasi. The particular river bank is known for Holy Funeral Activities as per Hindu Customs. The man in the picture is engaged in Funeral Activities. Dead bodies are set into fire and the person in the frame is monitoring and organising the entire process. The ladder is being kept beside the Burning Place with the myth of sending-off the spirit to the Heaven.
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||Nov. 17, 2017, 6:54 a.m.