Thursday, February 16, 2006

B A I D E H I. Varanasi


B A I D E H I. Varanasi, originally uploaded by Claude Renault.

I know it's a simple portrait, not a very good image. But it has a story.
Baidehi is a old woman, people told me, 100 years old. She is a destitute woman from the state of Bihar. She came to Varanasi to die. She is living with other older women inside a house next to the cremation ghats.
A very nice woman, I forgot her name, has set up this place for those women to die peacefully.
She was adorable.

Photo by Claude Renault, Reykjavik - ICELAND.

1 Comments:

Anonymous pree said...

these hindu old people often dream to die in Vanarasi. My grandmother often talks about the same dream and I find it hard to swallow when she does. Being that dedicated and faithful towards religion is one of the mysteries that I will never understand in life.

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