Breaking the cycle

Loud prayers can be heard from far away while carrying the body.

Relatives and friends discusing how and where to place it.

Man guiding the body towards the water.

Each body cremated in Varanasi is to be immersed in the holy river.

The water of river Ganges will suppose to purify the body.

Now, prayers and water over the body.

Moving it onto the logs.

The closest male relative, always with his head shaved and wearing a white tunic, is given the fire.

Five laps around the body in consistency with the five elements.

The person in charge of the fire, finishes lighting up.

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