Hindu ceremonial wood.
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For every Hidu to die and be cremated in Varanasi means to break an eternal cycle of reincarnation end get moksha (salvation). A funeral pyres takes from three to five hours and burns 600 – 800 kg of three kind of wood to reduce a body to ashes. Every day 250 – 300 deceased leave this earthly vale of tears through the ghats of eternal city. And all these enormous quantity of wood arrives (sometimes from the very distant regions of India) by boats and is manually unload and stored to the warehouses close to the ceremonial places. The porters start the work early in the morning to avoid an unbearable heat. And usually they start with a swallow of cheapest local whisky and a dose of betel. Another workers lay the wood heaps – on sites, between the buildings, on the roofs, in the basements…