Embers of Varanasi

Hindus from all over the world travel to Varanasi to die. It is believe that if one dies in Varanasi, they will not be reincarnated again. This is called Moksha. Some come with years to spare, while others only have a few days or weeks. None of them fear death. In their final moments, they are at ease. Embers of Varanasi paints a portrait of the people in the city. Whether they are burning the bodies, saying goodbye to a loved one, or experiencing their final moments before death, there is something to learn from people who are completely aware and unafraid of their own mortality.