Harishchandra Ghat, Varanasi

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  • October 4, 2017
    One of the two burning ghats of Varanasi. The burning activity on this ghat is relatively less as compared to Manikarnika Ghat. The burning ghats remind you of the stark reality of life. It's a humbli...  more »
  • September 20, 2017
    When you see corpse being burnt through the day and night, this place is definitely not for the weak at heart. We even found a dead body floating on its banks. This is when some people do not burn the...  more »
  • September 12, 2017
    A crowd always gathers, normally 3 or more bodies burn at a time. I was told there is a many thousand year old sacred flame from which each pyre is lit. Worth the trip.  more »
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  • April 28, 2017
    After visiting this place you will have a whole new view towards your life, I can assure you. You will feel the worth of life.
  • May 28, 2017
    I love this place so much when I get time Then everytime I come here to visit bcz this is so beautiful place
  • March 27, 2017
    Did the Asthi Visarjan in the opposite banks of this serene Ghat. May the souls rest in peace & attain salvation.
  • May 23, 2017
    Need to create more well platforms and token system for cremation.
  • November 28, 2016
    DON'T TAKE PHOTOS, IT'S DISRESPECTFUL! Cremation ghat. You can visit this place to see how bodies are burned. No fake guides, only locals, pretty calm place. Suggest to visit if you want to see the ritual for burning bodies.

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