Burning Ghats of Varanasi

Burning Ghats of Varanasi

The cremation takes place at special burning ghats which are located along the riverbank next to the bathing ghats in the heart of the city: Manikarnika and Harishchandra Ghat. Harishchandra Ghat is the smaller one and is named after a king who was the caretaker of the crematorium. This ghat can be used by all […]

Varanasi – The spiritual base of Hindus, the toilet of Uttar Pradesh. Home to sacred cows, street dogs, burning corpses, fake baba’s, rented babies and shit.

Varanasi – The spiritual base of Hindus, the toilet of Uttar Pradesh. Home to sacred cows, street dogs, burning corpses, fake baba’s, rented babies and shit.

I was somehow expecting more reverence from what is the most famous holy city in India. A serene calmness tempered by the clanging of bells during rituals and men dressed in elaborate robes extolling wisdom to the pilgrims on the banks of the Ganges. Not as such. People, people everywhere, squashed into every crevice and […]