Sita Devi, a 95 year old widow has travelled ten hours with her entire family, lying in the Ambulance, to arrive at Kashi Labh Mukti Bhavan. About 22 years ago, her husband had died in this very hotel in Varanasi and now her wish to do the same is about to be fulfilled.
Kashi Labh Mukti Bhavan is one of the many ‘death hotels’ of Varanasi. More than 55years old, Mukti Bhavan provides accommodation to those who wish to breathe their last in Varanasi. Sounds strange, doesn’t it? The fact that 14,849-odd people have died at Mukti Bhavan ever since its inception might help you grasp the reality of this phenomenon.