I woke early to reach Manikarnika Ghat, the main cremation place of Varanasi, by sunrise. This stretch of banks on the Gangs has numerous pyres burning day and night. It is believed that Lord Shiva himself comes to the burning pyre and carries the souls to heaven. Fuelled by this believe, Manikarnika ghat receives hundreds of bodies each day.
[Varanasi – June 2017]