Photographer's Note

the several yellow flames seen in the frame are dead bodies being cremated.on this ghat bodies are cremated everyday in hundreds all through the year and the flames of cremation never dies out.
Hindu mythology teaches that the ghat is especially sacred and that persons cremated there receive moksha. As the myth goes, Vishnu, after several thousand years of tapasya, trying to please Shiva, to convince him to not destroy the holy city of Kashi when he destroys the world, managed to do so. Lord Shiva along with Parvati came to Kashi(varanasi) before Vishnu to grant him his wish. Vishnu dug a kund (well) on the bank of Ganaga for the bath of the couple. When Lord Shiva was bathing a Mani(Jewel) from his earring fell into the kund, hence the name Manikarnika(Mani:Beads Karnam:Ear Angad: Ornament).

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  • Copyright: dwaipayan das (adidas5nb) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 971] (5743)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-12-12
  • Categories: Daily Life, Ceremony
  • Exposure: f/3.5, 1/10 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-12-25 16:35
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