At Varanasi's Harishchandra Ghat in Uttar Pradesh, cremation workers continue to demand exorbitant sums for conducting funeral rites despite the local administration having capped the rates. To address this and to ease pressure on ghats as bodies continue to pour in, the administration has also opened another cremation site.
At the temples, meanwhile, ghant, an earthern vessel used for worshipping the departed soul, are growing in number, telling their own story of how Covid is devastating the holy city.
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