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Reviewed yesterday

This place makes one retrospect! A place of immense religious importance and the one that many chose for their final journey. Frankly, it was sad to see people treating it like a tourist place or attraction. Do visit this place to experience the ultimate truth...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Not very good place to visit. Still in this 21st century, you may see the dead boadies being thrown in river

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Suhas G
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a visited Manikarnika Ghat on 24th November 2018. Had a bath exactly at 12 noon. Not much of crowd, so had peaceful immersion in Maa Ganga water after pandit performing basic rituals. Water, though looking dark still clean.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank swamygrdr
Reviewed 1 week ago

This ghat is full of Debris and Ash as per Hindu Mythology when you do Funeral burn dead body at this ghat it get the place to heaven and many other myths of this place and after burning dead body their ash immersed into Holy...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TravellerMentor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Manikarnika Ghat is considered to be one of the holiest ghats in India. It is believed that if the dead body of a person is cremated here, then the dead human’s soul finds salvation/Moksha. At Manikarnika Ghat, there is a well, which is known as...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank gyalstan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the Important ghats of Varanasi on River Ganga it is associated with tradition and culture of Hindu gods SIVA and Parvathi.

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Take a boat ride to cover all ghats, stop for 10-15 minutes across the manikarnika ghat and let whatever vibes come to you and it’s all worth it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Shubhamsinghal13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Manikarnika Ghats stand where they are from antediluvian ages and enjoys a mythical history. Do visit the Ratneshwar Temple, which is famous for its bizarre shape and size. Do not miss the Manikund which has an immensely interesting history.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rudranjan_1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the Death and Rebirth Night Walk. It was fantastic. Gained a good knowledge of the rituals and ceremonies associated with Hinduism. Saw several cremations close up and was fascinated by this unique place.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carol K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When you sit in your boat and see the pyres lit...there is complete inner silence..and contemplation... This is where metaphorically we will all end up...

Date of experience: November 2018
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November 25, 2018|
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Response from Peteski2016 | Reviewed this property |
I would pass on swimming in the Ganges....There is no such thing as a clean Ghat as all the Ghats are by the Ganges which is so polluted unfortunately.
November 1, 2018|
Response from RAJEEV099 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you are allowed to pour water on the shivling But for pouring milk they have fixed timing
October 30, 2018|
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Response from RAJEEV099 | Reviewed this property |
No it is not fit for bathing