Burning ghats in Varanasi
confronting Ghat, Manikarnika (also known simply as the burning Ghat) is the
place where the majority of dead bodies are cremated in Varanasi.
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 (a caste of untouchables that handles the corpses and
supervises the burning Ghat).