Photographer's Note

"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.

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  • Copyright: Vijay Nanda (vj4000) (96)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-06-21
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/80 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-12-27 8:22
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