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Life and death, it's intense yet so real

Watch life and death go by with such ease, its such a though provoking space. I could spend hours there just observing and soaking in everything and I don't mean it in a sad way... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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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Varanasi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Watch life and death go by with such ease, its such a though provoking space. I could spend hours there just observing and soaking in everything and I don't mean it in a sad way at all.

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Province of Vercelli, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is the main Varanasi's burning ghat, here every single day, every single minute many corps, according to the Hindu's religion get cremated. It is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN take pictures in this place even from other ghats: people here can get violent if you don't stick to this rule. When I was there, the relatives of one dead smashed the camera... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

An out of the world experience. You can see such site at many places in world. The dead bodies being burnt day and night of all the people dying around in the area.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Manikarnika Ghat is associated with the two legends. It is believed that the Lord Vishnu dug a pit using his Chakra and at the same time the Lord Shiva was watching Lord Vishnu, the earring (“manikarnika”) had fell into the pit created by the Lord Vishnu. According to the second legend, the Goddess Parvati (consort of Lord Shiva, Goddess Annapurna)... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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

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

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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Address: Varanasi, India
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi

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