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Mnaikarna Ghat- Burning Ghat

Not a single day passes when dead bodies are not cremated here with the number going up to two to three hundred every day.The ghat is also known as the gateway to heaven by many... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Second most famous ghat of Varanasi Ganga The legend goes, "those who are burnt here after death, achieve Moksh. It is said that the light of Pyre never extinguishes here through out the year You can see it while having a boat ride of river Ganga

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Not a single day passes when dead bodies are not cremated here with the number going up to two to three hundred every day.The ghat is also known as the gateway to heaven by many worshipers.Photography is prohibited in this ghat, still you can manage taking a click while having a ganga boat ride A must go place which is... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Manikarnika Ghat also know as "Burning Ghat"... Must visit the Manikarnika ghat to see and understand the story behind of the ghat. Ask any boatman they will tell you the full story about the ghat.

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Watched from around 30 feet away, dead bodies are cremeated here, we asked one of the local person, he said older aged people who died in varanasi and near by villags they will brought dead bodies and cremate and the ash will put in the Ganga water to get Lord Shiva blessings.

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Mangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Manikarnika ghat, where human being is torched by their loved ones! A cremation ground where our body is torched and rest is flown in Ganges. This process takes place twenty four hours a day, three sixty five days a year. We witnessed this from the boat we hired. You don't feel standing there for more than fifteen minutes. We come... More 

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Oskemen, Kazakhstan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is the thing which you can only see in Varanasi and I recommend to go there not only because it can change your attitude to life and death, but also help to understand the culture of Indian people and to see one more contrast of this incredible country. You won't be able to take photos of this (but, believe... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

With rich mythology behind it, it is supposed to be the oldest of the ghats in Varanasi and a Shati Peeth.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Legend says that the pyres of the Manikarnika never douse, and so it is. Whenever you pass by it, you will see the flames...enjoy it from the boat on the Ganges

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Manikarnika Ghat is where one can under stand the value of a life. Being there for 10 min can change your life and the the way you look at the life.

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Singapore River, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Disturbing experience, you basically see burning bodies. Can't really get this anywhere else - if you're up for the challenge it's worth seeing to get a full experience of the Hindu ceremonies.

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