Dom Raja – The Untouchable Gatekeepers of Heaven | Unique Stories from India

Every year, over 30,000 bodies are burnt on the ghats of Varanasi. The last rites are carried out by the Doms – an untouchable caste, said to be blessed by Lord Shiva to guarantee ‘mukti’ or salvation.
Every evening at 7pm, the evening prayers begin on the banks of the Ganga. Just a little distance away, the Dom Raja ends all prayers, surrounded by death.

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