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Manikarnika Ghat

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Address: Varanasi, India
Phone Number: 9616070706
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Nirvana feeling

It is the ghat where they burn bodies. While Harishandra ghat is for locals, Manikarnika serves for people from outside. Bodies will burn 24/7 and you don't see any emotions there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Girijamr
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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cotw
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took a tuk-tuk to the nearest entry point, but ended up being dropped off earlier and then guided by a silk shop trader through the warren of small lanes, so we had no idea where we were. After getting rid of him, we were accosted again and again and asked for money to give to charities .... don't pay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As per custom of Hindu Religion...You will get "MOKSH" after Death if funeral takes place in Varanasi and if in this Manikarnika Ghat.. Continuous Funeral takes place here..people from all over India come here for believe of MOKSH Even Old people wait to die in Varanasi so there funeral will be in Varanasi Manikarnika Ghat its TRUTH of life.. If... More 

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is the ghat where they burn bodies. While Harishandra ghat is for locals, Manikarnika serves for people from outside. Bodies will burn 24/7 and you don't see any emotions there giving nirvana feeling. Bodies will be immersed in water and will be kept for its turn to go on fire. An experience for sure especially for the mind rooted... More 

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Chandigarh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

In the Morning time I see here lots of Pandit who perform pooja for the peace of soul & giving the soul mukti from all the relationships.

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Thank VIJAY1990
Sarpsborg, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Magical Manikarnika Ghat. A must see, tho maybe not for sore souls ;) Some love it, others hate it. Be little prepared on the sight and smell if you are new to this kind of 'burial'. Show, respect, and do ot take pictures. Enjoy the wonder, and wonder.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2016

place where people are cremated and very hygienically kept. must be more neat and regular cleaning should be done and bodies should not be burnt on the ghats

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Pune, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

This ghat is not a place of fun and chill.... on the contrary here people bring their dead relatives to bury and give them last send off. This ghat and the Ganges river are famous for saying that to one goes to heaven if he/she dies in Varanasi and buried besides Ganges as per Hindu scriptures.

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Noida, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

I think that this ghat is very special as you can see the last rites being performed by the Hindus for their loved ones.

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Thank Anil R
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

It's a very strange place when life and death live together in a dark harmony. Dead people is carried quickly to this place to bargain with the "manager girl", who is in charge of the place for generations, the price of the cremation... After that they throw the bodies into a fire mixed with other bodies at the same time.... More 

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Thank Ventura R
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

Today I had been here trying to explore. Could not do much as water level is currently too high. It is a strange feeling as you can see human body being burned to ashes. Reverberations of chanting makes you feel slightly awful.

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