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I interviewed a Hindu after he was done with bathing to know what the Hindus’ beliefs towards this Ganges are. He said that Brahma puts soul into everything. The Brahma is thought to keep the souls alive after the death in the process called reincarnation. Hindus believe that every human being has a tendency to influence what he/she is born as in the next life. A person who does good deeds will enjoy a higher status in the next life while another who gets involved in evil deeds in one life gains rebirth as an insect or animal. The process of rebirths culminates into Nirvana, a state of eternal happiness or pain depending upon an individual’s actions in the myriad of lives that he/she was given. The fact that the Himalayan snow melts to add volume to the Ganges water is interpreted as the Brahma’s act of blowing soul into the river so that people could bathe in it and purify their souls. Hindus bathe in the Ganges River to get rid of their sins and purify their souls so that when they ultimately reach Nirvana, they end up being happy forever.
I had been to the Ganger River location of the Kumbh Mela. It is an occasion for the Hindu pilgrims to take a collective bath at one of the four locations including the River Ganges. Every year, hundreds of thousands of Hindus make it to the Ganges River with an intention to take bath in it. I saw men, women, children and old people, all bathing in the River together. I observed that the Ganges River has lately become quite polluted. I had heard quite a lot about the spiritual powers of the Ganges River. I was quite motivated to take a bath myself. I was shocked to find the River contrary to my expectations in the look.
I was the most surprised to see the naked Sadhus, who happen to be the Indian saints. They were naked from head to toe without a single strap of cloth anywhere on their bodies. There were hundreds of them and they walked together to form the most prominent community at the place. A sense
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Participant Observation is a humanistic as well as a scientific method that produces a kind of experiential knowledge that allow a researcher talk convincingly. This method of fieldwork produces effective and positive knowledge and it involves getting very close to people and making them feel comfortable with researcher’s presence so that he can observe and record information about their lives (Bernard, p.
Tischler (2010, p34), states that participant observation involves the researchers engaging in the group activities and observing the members of the group. Participant observation is common among social scientists and anthropologists. It involves the researcher taking part in the day-to-day activities, interactions, events, and rituals of a group of individuals.
The following are my excerpts on my three-day observation in the cafe: November 17, Saturday. Today is the first day I will conduct the participatory observation in this cafe. This is the only cafe in the neighbourhood, that is why I am thinking that many people are ought to go here.
The participatory observation took place on 16th Saturday, in the morning from 9.30 to 11.30 am. The following is an extract of participatory observation that took place at a local cafe on Saturday. Since it is a weekend, many people visit the cafe, which is the only cafe in the town.
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