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Vrindavan widows attend national seminar in Varanasi

Posted on Feb 17 2014 | IANS

Varanasi, Feb 17 : The temple town of Varanasi Sunday witnessed an unusual sight as some of the abandoned widows from Vrindavan were brought here by an NGO for an event at the Banaras Hindu University.

The group of widows from Vrindavan arrived in Varanasi to participate in a national seminar on the condition of widows, organised at the Banaras Hindu University.

The widows, mostly in their 80s, shared stories of their lives and experiences at an event organised by Sulabh International.

"It's a lifetime experience for us," said Manu Ghosh, in her eighties, recalling how she and a dozen others enjoyed a flight to Varanasi.

They took a holy dip in the Ganga and offered prayers at the famous Kashi Vishwanath temple. They also visited Nepali and Birla ashrams and participated in Bhajans.

Sulabh takes care of around 1,500 Widows living in various ashrams in Varanasi and Vrindavan.

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