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Cows lounge on the sandy shore of the Ganges River near the the Harishchandra Ghat (also known as the Harish Chandra Ghat) which is the smaller and more ancient of the two primary cremation grounds in Varanasi. Death is part of the fabric of life for Hindus and like much of Indian society, takes place in open view.

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Cows lounge on the sandy shore of the Ganges River near the the Harishchandra Ghat (also known as the Harish Chandra Ghat) which is the smaller and more ancient of the two primary cremation grounds in Varanasi.  Death is part of the fabric of life for Hindus and like much of Indian society, takes place in open view.