"Come to Kashi and die." For centuries, devout Hindus have descended
on the ancient town on the banks of the Ganga to do just that.
Here they live out the remainder of their lives, firm in the belief
that death in Kashi, or Varanasi will bring them moksha-release
from the cycle of birth, death and rebirth.
For some, the waiting can be cruel, especially if it stretches
into decades of an inhumanely threadbare existence-as it
has for 8,000 widows who came to Varanasi a long time ago to
live in conditions that are a foul blot on the face of the society.
Read more at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/widows-of-varanasi/1/180135.html
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williewhistler (15813) 2013-12-27 11:33
a fine documentary photograph of the woman and her few belongings that shows very well the plight of the some people.
KristinsCamera (2373) 2013-12-27 11:42
beautiful. and unbearable.
nagual2 (1454) 2013-12-28 2:20
This is an awesome picture,but cruel in its essence of the island each of us are.It serve well for those that complain with a belly full.TFS
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-01-21 14:12
You have captured this scene with the very colourful lady, with style and dignity. Super light.
I have read your note with amazement we learn so much from TE, about other peoples culture's and beliefs.
Thanks for sharing.