Post image for Varanasi, India: where Hindus go to die

Editor’s note: This is part one in a series of articles featuring the world’s sacred sites. Hinduism’s holiest city, Varanasi draws a million pilgrims each year. Their mission is to pray, to wash away their sins in the Mother Ganges River, and to die. The Mother Ganges is considered an actual deity in the Hindu […]

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Post image for Afterlives Beyond Heaven and Hell [Booklist]

What happens when you die? Does your soul rise up to heaven or fall to the pits of hell? Do you go through some sort of reincarnation or transmigration process? Do you simply rot in the ground? Usually the answer to the question of afterlife is based on one’s spiritual belief system, or lack thereof. […]

If it’s possible for a four-and-a-half minute animated short to capture the power and magic of religious myth, this little gem has done it.