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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
The Macabre Tradition

Burning Human Bodies on the Banks of the Ganges Varanasi s ghats are large stone steps constructed along the banks of India’s holy river, the Ganges. For centuries, people have been coming here to pray, meditate, bathe, and, famously, cremate they're dead.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Varanasi, India
Camera: X-Pro2
Copyright: © Donell Gumiran