Hindus believe that Varanasi is the city of the dead, a place where the spirit world sits beside our world, and as such, they cremate their dead there, on the river Ganges. Each year, over 50,000 bodies are cremated in this area, as it is believed that doing so will spare the deceased from having to be rebirthed and once again go through the hardship and difficulties of existence. It takes a minimum of 2 hours to burn each body. It costs a minimum of 151 Indian rupees but the amount spent by the...
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