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On the River Ganges in Canoa (Video)

When you visit Varanasi, India, you have the opportunity to observe the crematorium rituals from a canoe on the Ganges River. The best time is at dawn and also during the sunset, you can see the rituals, also do a floral offer to the river and see how is the people life around around the river.

 

Versión en Español: POR EL RÍO GANGES EN CANOA (VÍDEO)

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Varanasi, between living and dead

Varanasi the oldest city in India, bathed in the holy waters of the Ganges River. Is a city with tiny streets, temples on every corner and bonfires prepared to cremate dead bodies 24 hours a day. All Hindu want to die in this place and do not matter from which place in India they have to come; their families will take his body there or at least its ashes.

A year ago, I had the opportunity to travel to India and live there for five months, it was a very enriching experience for my life. From long time, I have had the dream to travel and have approaches with different cultures and places. Among those, I wanted to meet India, but I never imagined that it would be truth so soon, besides it was missing me four months to finish college and leave everything sounded illogical; but I decided to do it and I do not regret anything.

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