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Address: Varanasi, India
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Famous ghat for cremation

Manikarnika ghat is the place where 24 hours number of dead bodies are cremated here daily. There are many ghats in Varanasi but Harischandra ghat and Manikarnika ghats are used... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Manikarnika ghat is the place where 24 hours number of dead bodies are cremated here daily. There are many ghats in Varanasi but Harischandra ghat and Manikarnika ghats are used by Hindus for cremation of dead bodies. Cremation at Manikarnika ghat is more expensive as compared with Harischandra ghat. Only rich families only prefer here for cremation.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Manikarnika Ghat is one of the sacred cremation ghat for Hindus especially south Indian. Hence it is considered as Primary cremation ghat in Kashi then Harishchandra ghat. I had been there three times. In this ghat, cremation are carried out 24 hours continuously through the year. It is considered that the one who is cremated at this ghat will attain... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

24 hrs burning ghat-- Hindu ritual -- visit only if you can handle or move two ghats further to enjoy your cafe latte in jukaso ganges

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New Delhi, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

i would request not to do the practice of burning bodies near ganga. it is holy river and stop this practice or prefer electric burning in crematorium

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

It is an excellent place to understand a little more about the History and religious beliefs so deeply part of this life. View with respect and humility even curiosity but not as a tourist attraction. Yes it is a bit of a mess but you have to remember where you are and respect this very important ritual taking place in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Being a westerner, you stick out like a sore thumb here and you will get approached even if you just want to look. Tried visiting a few times while I was here and very violently harassed by a couple men insisting me to pay (even though I hadn't planted my feet long enough to actually watch anything. I gave him... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This is not a tourist place but a place of attraction. Hindus burn their bodies here when someone dies. the whole thing happens before you when you see the body transforming to ash, light, heat, moisture and air. it means human body consists of the five elements and it is again recycled or reassimilated into five elements. Do not visit... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I have given three ratings to this place because I was not happy with the cleanliness and the pollution here. Though lots and lots of Hindus go here for worshipping (Varanasi), they have not been able to keep it clean -mainlly becausa of the huge floating population. There are many ghats here the mainly two being Manikarnika and Harishchandra Ghat.Both... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We saw this largest cremation Ghat from the river during our boat ride, just before the Aarati ceremony. When we came close to the Ghat, a person who called himself a priest entered a boat and started to explain about the Ghat and the cremation process and procedures. Later, he asked for “donation”. Since we did not invite him, we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Considered as the holiest of all creamtoriums by the Hindus whenever you visit this place you will witness multiple cremations beside the Ganges river bank. It is advisable not to visit the place if you are averse to the act of seeing human bodies burn with the stench of wood and flesh burning filling up the air. Street and documentray... More 

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Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi

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