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Building for burning the dead, Calcutta

A Hand-coloured print of Cremation Building,
Calcutta, from the Fiebig Collection: Views of Calcutta and
Surrounding Districts, taken by Frederick Fiebig in 1851. All
rivers are sacred to the Hindus, but the holiest river is the
Ganges and the Hooghly is is a distributory of the Ganges.
Cremation is the main type of funeral in Hinduism and many Hindus
wish to be cremated by the river bank when the…