Manikarnika Ghat

Station: Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)

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It is believed that a dead person’s soul finds salvation (Moksha) when cremated here. The elderly from across the country seek to spend their last days on this ghat absorbing the charisma, which makes death insignificant and painless. The sight of cremation along the ghat of Holy River is bound to change the perception about life, death and god in you.

Manikarnika Ghat is also a Shakti Peeth where Mata Sati’s ear ornament had fallen (after she set her body ablaze after Raja Daksh tried to disrespect Lord Shiva).

No wonder Manikarnika Ghat is a unique insight into the Hindu beliefs.


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