Salvation !

ऐसे कितने भी दूत हैं जो  उन बुजुर्गों की ताउम्र परवरिश करते हैं जिनके स्वजन दूसरे शहरों से लाकर बनारस की धरती पर यह कह कर छोड जाते हैं कि ” हम अभी आते हैं ” !

फिर कभी लौट कर नहीं आते !

Vimla Devi (89) is staying at Mumukshu for the past 40 years waiting for the day to come when she will leave this world never to return.

Urmial Ji (Congenitally blind, 40) is staying at Mumukshu for the past 30 years with a desire to die there.

Retired Govt. school teacher Manbodh Tripathi Ji. Waiting for 17 years.

Credits: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/inpictures/2013/11/death-indian-holy-city-2013112892433951682.html

http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2014/07/23/waiting-to-die/

Credit: Danish Siddiqui

More:

http://groovyganges.org/2008/04/research-on-death-in-varanasi/

http://www.livemint.com/Home-Page/9LbKdCkX5gI37THXS0dCSP/Waiting-to-die-in-Varanasi-means-lonely-lives-talk-of-mercy.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/varanasi-the-last-stop-before-nirvana-1805245.html

Thank you my friends.

🙂

 

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