Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Wordless Wednesday on Tuesday

Women bath at Varanasi in the Ganges
Maria Bartet (mariandrea)

Many people come to die here. They want to rest in this river. Daily you can see corpses being cremated by the river and then thrown into the water.

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14 comments:

Ladynred said...

That is beautiful shot.
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SandyCarlson said...

This wonderful image invites so many questions. What could they be talking about?

Great shot, Mary.

Kimmie said...

This is a very moving post Mary.
Hugs,
Kimmie

Roger said...

Awesome photo Mary. I have watch some shows on this. The banner looks good to!!:D

Carver said...

Powerful photograph.

Suzie said...

What a cool picture. Id love to go there someday

Bond said...

I like the water...but not that much that I would bathe in ashes...

ettey said...

very hollistic river. lovely shot, mary :)

Napaboaniya said...

Ok Mary, I will NOT swim anywhere near that river.

p/s: come see my kids remote control :P

Chuck said...

Oh my gosh, Mary. That's seriously emotional. *sad face*

Thx for the education though and happy WW.

dot said...

That is very strange and something I've not heard of before. The photo is beautiful.

jams o donnell said...

What a superb image. Happy WW!

andrée said...

Other cultures seem to have such a healthier way to deal with the sadness of death. I have always admired Indian culture for this.

PS: I came for Cats on Tuesday and am SO glad I found this post.

Heart of Rachel said...

This is a very interesting Indian tradition.