18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Manikarnika ghat. Varanasi, 2018.

Manikarnika ghat, the old cremation ground on the Ganga riverfront, is the holiest part of the city of Varanasi. It is believed that a dead human's soul finds salvation (moksha) when cremated here. The ashes of burning bodies fill the air while people execute holy rites.

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Date Taken: 11.2018
Date Uploaded: 09.2020
Copyright: © Marco Campi