Manikarnika Ghat

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BPB2012
Kolkata (Calcutta), India991 contributions
Apr 2022
Manikarnika Ghat is the place where Hindus believe cremation of a dead body ensures moksh for the dead and it is said daily hundreds of dead bodies from all over the country are cremated 24 hours without any lull period in between. There is a temple besides the ghat which is leaning on a side, said to be much more than the world famous Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. However in the present era, Government and officials should consider installing electric crematorium and encourage cremation through the same to avoid environmental pollution.
Written 7 April 2022
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Film G
New England857 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Built to accommodate the crush of pilgrims at the nearby Shiva temples, it’s an impressive accomplishment. Near the main cremation site on the river, and by a pipe dumping treated sewerage into the river, it’s worth a stroll. Hundreds of old houses were razed to build it. Which is sad.
Written 4 April 2022
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Ananth 727499
Tiruppur, India1,318 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
This is the real place where I would say that all of us would realise

01. the meaning,
02. Understand the real value

Of our life.. (This is purely my opinion ans understanding )

Observe silently..
Hope you would feel and realise the value of human life...
Written 10 December 2021
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tejasparekh3
Mumbai, India1,031 contributions
Jul 2021
the temple is at an incline of 14 degrees and height of 15 Mts. it has been compared to the leaning tower of Pisa, but I disagree. still a sight worth seeing. the cremations are a bit numbing. everything is very clean
Written 28 July 2021
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Manish K Soni
Indore, India2 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
Very ancient place now destroyed by local priests panda pandit as they behaved like criminals. Be careful
Written 21 June 2021
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sanju_222323
New Jersey12,813 contributions
Apr 2021
The perfect way to see all the ghats in Varanasi is - boat Tour. Agents will come to you when you will be nearby ghats and negotiate with you, make sure that before riding. but again, to see ghats and their beauty, you must have this in Varanasi.

Hindu cremations customarily take place here, most confronting ghat, Manikarnika (also known simply as the burning ghat) is the place where the majority of dead bodies are cremated in Varanasi -- approximately 28,000 every year!

Hindus believe it will liberate them from the cycle of death and rebirth. Indeed, you'll openly come face to face with death at Manikarnika Ghat. Piles of firewood line the shore and the fires continually burn with the stream of dead bodies, each wrapped in cloth and carried through the lanes on makeshift stretchers by the doms.

Of particular interest is the partially submerged Shiva temple at the water's edge. It sunk during the construction of the ghat in 1830.
Written 12 May 2021
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DrKanishkMarkam
Lucknow, India22 contributions
Mar 2021 • Friends
To get a sense of your mortality, visit this place & all your life's problem will seem meaningless in the face of the eminent end everyone have to face. Live, laugh, love.
Written 30 March 2021
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cp_0010
Manama, Bahrain1,449 contributions
Feb 2020
Visited this ghat and had a good view during the boat ride in the Ganges early morning. Manikarnika Ghat is believed as one of the holiest cremation places by Hindus, it is situated on the banks of sacred river Ganga in the city of Varanasi in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India.
In Hinduism, death is considered as a gateway to another life journey depending on the results of one's karma. It is believed that a person who is creamated here gets liberation from the cycles of life & death and attains moksha. Therefore the elderly people from various parts of India come to Varanasi to spend their last days hoping to get Moksha. It is open 24 hours and creation goes on one after another.
Written 28 November 2020
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CA Manoranja
2 contributions
Nov 2020
i had there to complete some family rituals and this place is witnessing mukti of deceased person. Now ghats and river ganga is cleaner then before.
Written 11 November 2020
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Poornima Shenoy
Patna, India49 contributions
Nov 2020
It does bring home to you that life is short , live it well and gather wealth which is more in terms of experiences and relationship than only about money
Written 10 November 2020
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