Ghat is an Indian untranslatable word, it means stairs bringing to the holy river. Dasashvamedha Ghat is the central, the most important, you will understand the rest.
For a Hindi it's important to die in Varanasi, the holy city of the Ganges. For this reason hospices are found along the river filled of souls.
The timber for the cremation has now been weighed. A proper funeral has to be done if you want some more possibilities to interrupt the cycle of reincarnation (and so the suffering), of course precious scented wood of sandal or teak is reserved for the richest.
Seeing the pyre of bodies is something difficult to forget, and their smell is even more.
Garbage is a problem in India and the lack of people education, which burn it, makes it bigger.
Some shops can be large or tiny as a phone box, both would appear as modern art.
The sari is the classic female garment, very popular among women of India and not.
Be aware of this crazy maze when you are approaching the peak hour, few places like this may teach you the concept of “harmonious disorder”.
The crop market: the sellers and the crop, much simpler than that?
A rare photo of mine with the 35mm.
The proud of an Indian worker is distinctive.
Trucks have to be so colorful and decorated, behind the written “Please blow horn”.
Children can be happy in a lot of ways, one with only 8 rupees: the price of a kite.
Have the patience to talk with everyone, for the valuable moment that someone will ask only your hearth.
Some gaths are definitively less crowded.
On the river Indian carry every duty, as the washing of the textiles.
Every city in Rajasthan has its colour, Jodhpur is blue from the indigo used to protect the buildings from insects and help the cooling.
A lot of children asked me to take a picture of them without pretending nothing from me, maybe to play like a Bollywood star or to know that there is something now that won’t make them disappear in this world forever. In both cases I could have only be honored for choosing me.
Each sight can make you fell at home.
If a cow with the age is not anymore able to provide enough milk, is abandoned on the street as the family cannot afford anymore its maintenance.
The Golden Temple is the holiest place for the Sikhs. Talk about the facts of the 1984 is a bad idea, so they told me.
The canteen of the Golden Temple is open free to everyone, it can feed up to 100000 people per day and at the exit you may be impressed by its perfect organizational machine.
The canteen of the rail station is ready to feed you for around 50 rupees, the table for no veg food is at the end of the room.
Each trip in India will face soon or later a train, go in Sleeper Class if you fancy adventures.
Book the seat close to the window in summer when is hot, avoid it in winter when is cold.
The trip is over.
A wedding procession passed just a while ago.
The gestures of Indians in front of the fire are simple and primitive in a positive sense, watching them to find a hidden beauty, linking us to where we were at the beginning of our civilization.