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Manikarnika Ghat

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Address: Ghasi Tola Road, Varanasi 221001, India
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Famous for cermation

This ghat is very famous for cremation. so many people are visiting this ghat.when i visited many cremation activities are going on.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Marisetty J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

ANOTHER MUST!!! This is THE crematorium that runs 24/7. I think it's more dramatic at night. You can only get so close on a boat.....but bring binoculars and you can see most of the activities. We saw 6 fires burning bodies and the shining piles of clothes that they remove before burning goes back to the merchants.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This ghat is very famous for cremation. so many people are visiting this ghat.when i visited many cremation activities are going on.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Ghat of last rituals of human body. as par holy books here is a kund(pond) where goddess sati's ear ring drops for sky. so thats why hindus believe this place as the way of heaven. so they do last rituals here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the Ghat (stair area) leading down to Ganga G (Ganges) where up to 100 bodies are cremated every day. Body is taken to river, washed, offered final drink, only by men relatives, and then ceremonial robes removed. The family have to buy wood & a light from the eternal flame. Then the pyre is made and the body... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place to see the cremations! Take a boat trip as this will avoid any hassle from locals trying to guide you with misinformation for money. Your oarsman will take you up really close to get the full spectacle! It really puts a different slant on life and death!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is the Direct way of heaven. After death every Hindu person burnt here. Sometimes this Ghat is little messy but sometimes it shows a quite story. Every dead body express his emotions.

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this Ghat and take a Dip in River Ganga. Very holy place. Hindu People believe that after death if their body is cremated in this Ghat then there will be no re-birth and attain moksha. This is the Ghat in Kashi where majority of dead bodies are cremated.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Surreal experience to watch live open funerals in the 21st century. Varanasi has retained its religious beliefs and cremated their loved ones on public display. Yes it can be graphic but this is their cultural beliefs. We took a boat with our tour guide and watched 30 feet from the shoreline of the Ganges as the deceased were brought to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well its the famous cremation ghat of India where they say the cremation fire has been ever burning uninterrupted for ages. Its a mystical experience to be there, to see so many human bodies being burnt all around you. You get to see death from up close. You realize the ultimate reality and truth of your existence. Sorry to break... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the most famous ghats along Ganga river in Varanasi. This ghat can be viewed nicely while going on a boat ride in Ganga river. Cremation of dead bodies can be seen here during boat ride. At this ghat, around 350 kgs of wood is being per cremation of one dead body.

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