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TAKE A DIP IN THE GANGA RIVER AND YOU WILL WASH AWAY YOUR SINS.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A HINDU RITUAL. THE RIVER IS FAST RUNNING AND VERY
POLLUTED. A DIP IN THIS RIVER COULD KILL YOU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

James Callow Keyword(s): GANGES? ; RITUAL BATHING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Running water Large current.

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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IN INDIA, POOR PEOPLE ARE CREMATED AND THEIR REMAINS ARE SET AFLOAT
ON THE GANGA RIVER IN A CLAY WATER URN.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A HINDU CUSTOM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

James Callow Keyword(s): GANGES?

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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IN INDIA, RICH PEOPLE'S BODIES ARE SET AFLOAT IN A BOAT ON THE
GANGA RIVER WITH CLOTHING AND FOOD FOR A WEEK AS A BURIAL.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A HINDU CUSTOM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

James Callow Keyword(s): GANGES?

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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