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Address: Varanasi, India

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Ghat of all Ghats

This is ghat of all banaras ghats where fire does not stop at any time. This is considered the holiest burning ghat and at any point of time you will witness multiple dead bodies... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

It is one of the Ghats, where Lord Parameswar and Maa Parvathi take a holy dip. There Maa Parvathi lost her ear ring (Mani Karnika), so the name came to Manikarnika Ghat. First u have to go to Kund, take a dip and come to Manikarnika Ghat and Take a dip and visit Viswanathji Temple, Visalakshi Temple & Maa Annapurna... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is ghat of all banaras ghats where fire does not stop at any time. This is considered the holiest burning ghat and at any point of time you will witness multiple dead bodies are being cremated. If you love street photography; it will be very difficult not to shoot here. But be careful. Sometimes this can lead to trouble.

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The world would have been a better place to live if we all pay visit to the ghat. Serne breeze & solitude of the Ganges takes out the ever growing desire. Highly recommended.

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Leitrim, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is the main cremation Ghat in Varanasi and a must see on your visit there.not for the faint hearted perhaps but nevertheless a worthwhile experience. However your visit to Varanasi would not be complete without seeing it . It is reality for all Hindus and an honour to be cremated here. we expected to be abhorred by the sights... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

something you have to see, but the other ghats further down are as nice, but less crowd trying to cell you guides, and at the other ones you are also aloud take pictures

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Varanasi is known as the place preferred where people want to spend their last time and die. From our holy hindu books, Varanasi is situated on the Trishul of God Shankar. Hence, this Ghat is the place for incinerating the dead bodies, which come here not only from Varanasi, but from all over the world. Till now, there has been... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The smell of burning. One of the Ghats where they burn the bodies. Lots of smoke and smell of burning (probably flesh). Was interesting to see and experience, they have lots of firewood there and supposedly some is more expensive than the other. They also have like a cremation oven. I was told that the Indian Government has now banned... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is by far one of the most impressive ghats on the river especially at night when the festival is going on, as soon as the sun goes down. It happens every single night, by the way. I would put this on very high importance if your visiting Varanasi....

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Truly worthy place for mochhya here.maximum person came kashi for mochhya,and he want that his last time spend in kashi and after death his body last fireup here.Very calm place is this manikarnika ghat.Some problem about garbage and not so clean place but overall good.

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